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These Meals Accurately Represent Each Of The 50 States, According To Those Who Live There

50 different meals for 50 different states.

Recently, Reddit-user emilou09 asked the community what meal they thought accurately represented their entire state because she wanted to try cooking it. (You can follow her food adventures here!) Here's exactly what the locals had to say about their state's cuisine:

1. Alabama: Smoked chicken with white sauce.

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"For Alabama, I'd say our meal is smoked chicken with white sauce — if you can pull it off." –aguadulce_103

2. Alaska: Grilled salmon.

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"Alaska's meal would include grilled salmon (wild, NOT farmed or Atlantic. Anything labeled Atlantic salmon or Scottish salmon is farmed salmon, and Alaskans don't eat farmed salmon)." —esk_209

3. Arizona: Sonoran hotdogs.

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"Arizona ain’t gonna be nuthin' but Sonoran dogs." —Frnklfrwsr

4. Arkansas: Chocolate gravy and biscuits.

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"Chocolate gravy and biscuits! But also cheese dip, crawfish boil, and chicken and dumplings." —SouthernSoigne

5. California: Street tacos.

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"California is tough, but I'd probably say street tacos or Mission-style burritos." —justicecactus

6. Colorado: Green chili cheese fries.

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"Green chili cheese fries." —onarampage83

7. Connecticut: New Haven style clam pizza.

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"Connecticut's meal is New Haven style clam pizza." —Finn1743

8. Delaware: Scrapple, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on a toasted pretzel bun.

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"Delaware's meal is a scrapple, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on a toasted pretzel bun." —happethottie

9. Florida: Cuban sandwich

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"Florida = Cuban sandwich!" —doubleo6

10. Georgia: Biscuits and gravy.

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"Georgia's meal is biscuits and gravy with pecan pie for dessert." —ilovemymom4118

11. Hawaii: Pan fried slices of spam, steamed rice, and scrambled eggs.

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"Hawaii's meal would be pan fried slices of spam, two scoops of white, steamed rice, and scrambled eggs." —sourgummishark

12. Idaho: Elk steak with huckleberry compote, sautéed morel mushrooms, and roasted potatoes.

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"If you're going to eat like Idaho, you need to make elk steak with huckleberry compote, sautéed morel mushrooms, and roasted potatoes." —RubyShyne

13. Illinois: Italian beef/sausage combo sandwich.

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"An Italian beef/sausage combo sandwich, dipped, with hot giardiniera, mozzarella, sautéed sweet peppers, and some thin slices of fresh basil on the top." —Chrispychilla

14. Indiana: Hoosier breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.

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"Indiana's meal: Hoosier breaded pork tenderloin sandwich." —jessiesgirl

15. Iowa: Pork tenderloin.

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"A huge fried pork tenderloin on a regular bun and scotcheroos for dessert." —Bake-tastic

16. Kansas: Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes covered in white gravy.

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"A Kansas meal would be chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes covered in white gravy." —shs0007

17. Kentucky: Hot brown.

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"I think Kentucky's meal would be a hot brown...or a burgoo." —LunaEnchantress

18. Louisiana: Gumbo.

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"Louisiana has so much! I'd say either gumbo or jambalaya." —liontrap

19. Maine: Lobster bake.

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"A lobster bake is the way to go for a savory meal in Maine!" —Kreos642

20. Maryland: Crab feast with Old Bay Seasoning.

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"Maryland's meal has to be a crab feast with Old Bay Seasoning." —zipzap21

21. Massachusetts: Clam chowder.

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"I would say that clam chowder is a Massachusetts meal. Or steamed clams." —antilogy

22. Michigan: Pasties.

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"Pasties or smoked fish would be Michigan's meal." —telefunkenU-47

23. Minnesota: Tater tot hotdish.

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"Tater tot hotdish for Minnesota!" —Wally_Tee

24. Mississippi: Catfish with fries, hushpuppies, collard greens, and black eyed peas.

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"Catfish with fries, hushpuppies, collard greens, and black eyed peas." —kayceecarr

25. Missouri: BBQ burnt ends.

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"Burnt ends are a Kansas City, Missouri classic! There are toasted raviolis in Saint Louis (that might be more of an appetizer versus a meal), and everyone loves something called pork steaks." —1ckyThump

26. Montana: Bison burger.

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"A bison burger with a huckleberry milkshake for dessert." —SkibumMT

27. Nebraska: Runza.

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"Runza for Nebraska!" —GuyNoirPI

28. Nevada: Shrimp cocktail and prime rib.

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"Shrimp cocktail and prime rib is Nevada's meal." —martinis00

29. New Hampshire: Blueberry pancakes with fresh maple syrup.

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"Blueberry pancakes with fresh New Hampshire maple syrup, and then some poutine, which we've stolen from our friends up north." —NHToStay

30. New Jersey: Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel with salt, pepper, and ketchup.

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"Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel with salt, pepper, and ketchup. Depending on where you live, you might find Taylor Ham as pork roll in your stores, though!" —phoenixthoughts

31. New Mexico: Adovada.

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"Adovada. But you MUST get Hatch chiles." —AnneFrankenstein

32. New York: Garbage plate.

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"I vote garbage plate for New York. It’s gained national attention, it’s fun to make, it’s interesting, it incorporates a few regional staples, and it’s purely New York!" —animalcookiesiced

33. North Carolina: Pulled pork sandwich.

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"Pulled pork sandwich with a vinegar based sauce. Be sure to have some hushpuppies and coleslaw on the side!" —coolerthanicebby

34. North Dakota: Fry bread tacos.

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"Fry bread tacos or knoephla soup with lefse for dessert." —dissatisfied_muggle

35. Ohio: Pierogies.

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"I would have to say Ohio's meal would be pierogies, Polish boy, or chicken paprikash." —Weft_

A very close runner up: "Cincinnati-style chili. Placed atop a hot dog or spaghetti and topped with cheese!" —NotABadBelayer

36. Oklahoma: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sweet tea.

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"Oklahoma's full meal is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and sweet tea." —zombie_overlord

37. Oregon: A cedar plank grilled salmon with a marionberry or huckleberry glaze.

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"Oregon's meal is a cedar plank grilled salmon with a marionberry or huckleberry glaze." —NotASlaveToHelvetica

38. Pennsylvania: Cheesesteak.

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"Cheesesteak." —jrt5251

39. Rhode Island: Clear clam chowder, clam cakes, and Narragansett beer.

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"Clear clam chowder, clam cakes, and Narragansett beer." —Liakela

40. South Carolina: She-crab soup.

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"She-crab soup, shrimp 'n' grits, and collards." —looooooda

41. South Dakota: Chislic.

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"South Dakota is definitely chislic." —sophietal

42. Tennessee: Catfish.

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"I've never been to a southern-style restaurant here in Tennessee that didn't serve catfish somewhere in the menu. Heck, where I'm from, they pride themselves on catfish." —Dokidokipunch

A very close runner up: "Memphis BBQ and Nashville hot chicken." —Dokidokipunch

43. Texas: Smoked brisket with white bread, white onion, and pickled jalapeños.

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"Smoked brisket with white bread, white onion, and pickled jalapeños. And spicy BBQ sauce for the love of god." —_scentipede

44. Utah: Beef stroganoff, funeral potatoes, and green beans.

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"If I had to make a Utah iconic meal, it would be beef stroganoff, funeral potatoes, green beans, a Diet Coke to drink, and fudge or green jello for dessert. Add Ambrosia Salad for sure." —Nickolaix

45. Vermont: Apple grilled cheese.

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"For a Vermont meal, I would say it's an apple grilled cheese. Must be cabot cheddar. Or maple syrup on pancakes. Also, Ben & Jerry's for dessert." —jkf13

46. Virginia: Virginia ham, flat green beans, and baked apples.

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"Virginia salty ham from the mountainous regions. It originates here. The ham has gotta be really dry and salty to the point of being shelf stable without a fridge, and then used in biscuits or green beans. Frankly, I think the meal would be Virginia ham, flat green beans, and baked apples." —HELP_MANBABIESGOTME

47. Washington: Cedar-planked teriyaki salmon.

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"Cedar-planked teriyaki salmon." —KarenceMCD12

48. West Virginia: Country fried steak.

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"Do pepperoni rolls as a starter, then for the meal make country fried steak and green beans with sweet tea or beer to drink." —_Coffeecontemplation

49. Wisconsin: Beer brats.

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"Beer brats (with fried onions and sauerkraut) and grilled sweet corn." —Fallenneko

50. Wyoming: Elk burger with potatoes and salad.

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"Elk burgers with potatoes and a salad is fairly stereotypical for Wyoming." —Choledocholoco

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Responses have been edited for length/clarity.