I found an interesting article that mentioned the iconic foods of each of the U.S. states. It is interesting that some of them I have never even heard of.
Let us begin with Alabama which offers the most delicious cake. The cake is called Lane Cake. It consists of layers of white sponge cake that includes raisins that have been soaked in bourbon and coconut. This cake is popular in this state and is always present at weddings and the Southern holidays. It is the creation of a woman named Emma Rylander Lane from Clayton, Alabama and she first baked it in the 1890s. You can see it in the photo above.
Seafood is the most important part of the diet in Alaska because in this state you can get a lot of different seafood. The state is a major producer of crab, cod, trout, halibut, Pollock, and salmon. The top favorite has become salmon prepared in different ways. Top the line are always Alaskan King Crab legs. In the capital Juneau, the best crab legs come from the Bering Sea.
Top of the line in Tucson, Arizona is Tex-Mex food and particularly chimichangas which were created at El Charro by accident. Yes, you read that right. The founder of the restaurant made a mistake one day by dropping a burrito in a deep fryer. The result was the iconic chimichanga.
The word in Arkansas is cheese and particularly cheese dip. You will find that most Mexican restaurants have queso a cheesy sauce on their menus. However, Arkansas cheese dip differs from this as it consists of processed cheese and at times added meats and vegetables. Another delicious food from this state is fried pickles that have been dipped in batter and deep-fried. They’re served with ranch dressing.