Every state in the United States has its own special cuisine that has been passed down through generations, refined by locals and enjoyed by tourists.
Unfortunately, there is a veritable rainbow of foods that most states claim as their signature dishes, which provides infinite fodder for argument and controversy.
As famous as crunchy, meaty fried catfish is in Mississippi, so are shrimp and grits and creamy chocolate mud pie.
We get nut-laden cake, fruit cobbler, fresh curds, elk and beef jerky, and a plethora of other delectable foods from the abundant crops in many states.
It's no secret that Wisconsin is famous for its cheese, but Georgia is known for its peaches, and Alabama for its almonds.
While cream cheese and lox on a bagel may be New York's most famous dish, other iconic dishes include thin-crust pizza, spicy buffalo wings, and zesty Manhattan clam chowder.
Steamed blue crabs, she-crab soup, fried soft-shell crabs, and crab cakes may be the most famous crab dishes in Maryland, but there are plenty of others to choose from.