Yep! For 2013, I thought it would be fun to blog food and recipes from all 50 states. I spent a great deal of 2011 and 2012 preparing for this. I initially planned to do it in 2012 but I had other committments that kept me from really delving into it, not to mention that I wanted to research more.
How did I research the foods and recipes of all 50 states?
It wasn’t easy. It probably isn’t even complete, yet. I have a whole notebook full of notes on each state. State ingredients, restaurant favorites across the state, etc. I have notes from my interviews with residents from all 50 states. I have also lived or traveled to more than three quarters of our country, so I have some of my own ideas as well. I also used state cookbooks, websites and other locations to find out whatever I could to do this. It was not a simple project, mostly because I want it to be accurate.
I can’t believe you made _______ for the state of ________. It should have been _________.
Yes, I’m sure it should have been. In fact, I’d be grateful if you’d give me suggestions in the comments below. I don’t plan to only blog a single recipe from each state. This is primarily because most states are known for several different dishes, ingredients and cuisines. I’d like to include as many as I can. So if you can think of an ingredient, recipe or dish that you feel like represents your state, go ahead and throw it in the mix. This will be updated all through 2013, so hold tight.
Eggnog Gooey Butter Cake (a twist on the traditional favorite)
(and because I think it counts and most of the other lists I’ve seen don’t…)
Washington D. C.