Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State food map

I like the idea, although a lot of these choices are rather big-city-centric (Illinois gets the deep-dish pizza, Colorado gets the Denver omelet, etc.).


marc said...

It'd be fun to do this for things other than food.

You like the CA choice? I see nuts more than grapes for CA. Or garlic. The wine's famous, sure. But I don't feel like grapes are really a California thing the way Lobster is for Maine, or oranges for Fla. We never had table grapes at home in LA, and I bet NYers drink more wine.

Been to both Dakotas but never even heard of either of those dishes. Are they any good?

Seth Masket said...

I'm going to disagree with you on this. Sure, California produces tons of garlic and nuts, but that's not what the state is famous for. People don't travel to the state to see the nut farms. They do travel there to visit the vineyards. And California alone has a wine industry that is considered competitive with France's, both in quality and quantity, by people outside the U.S.

I'm not familiar with the Dakota dishes. Oddly, I ate lobster during my stay in Fargo.

marc said...

Fair enough. As a post-script, the post inspired a very CA central coast-ish dinner last night, which was brussel sprouts sauteed with garlic, a leek and some bread crumbs, with a bottle of wine, and now we feel awful and smell bad in exactly the way one would in parts of northern Santa Cruz county. Sadly, we couldn't find ollaleberry pie.

metrichead said...

Michigan: pasties? Fail!

Cereal, venison, packzis, fish, fudge, and cherries would've all been appropriate.