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I like maps. I really like maps. You may have seen some of the map related items on my travel bucket list, or followed along as I try to visit all 3,143 counties in the United States (I’m about 40% of the way there!)
So I enjoyed reading the New York Times article about the most distinct Thanksgiving recipe searches in each state. It wasn’t the most POPULAR recipe (which was Turkey in every state), but instead the recipe that was searched most in that state compared to the national average.
My first thought for Ohio (where I live) was Buckeye balls (mmmm), but apparently Ohio is most famous for “dirt pudding”, which is a chocolate pudding with crushed Oreos on top (and sometimes gummy worms for extra authenticity). Though Michigan’s “cheesy potatoes” are another big hit at our house.
What’s your state most famous for?
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Key Lime Cake in Georgia? Stuffed artichokes in New York AND New Jersey?
I have lived in all three of those states and that would be inaccurate at best, in my opinion.
The New York Times article to which you refer differs greatly from the article in the New York Times to which I referred, which I find somewhat more accurate:
What would be interesting — to me, anyway — is to highlight the unique characteristics of each county you have visited. Food, accent, customs and architecture are some of the features you can highlight for each county.
For example: have you ever heard of the culinary delight known as the horseshoe sandwich found in Sangamon County, Illinois?
Interesting! Thanks for sharing that other article. I have not had the horseshoe sandwich (although I have been to Sangamon as well as every other county in Illinois)
Cream Cheese Corn in Kansas. I’ve lived in Kansas off and on for 52 years and have never even heard of it. I’ve heard of Watergate Salad and some other odd things over the years. Weird. I guess someone got paid to post that on the internet 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving regardless of what you are eating.