Every state has its own special claim to fame — say, Kentucky and its horses; California and its smog; or Illinois and Da Bears. But things can get a little heated once states start duking it out over the birthplaces of iconic foods. Like, who owns the bragging rights for inventing In-N-Out? Which southern state gets credit for making fried pickles a thing? And who really grows the best cherries in all the land? (Spoiler alert: It's not Oregon.) (Sorry, Oregon.)
Let's test your foodie knowledge: If you can match each of these states to the signature foods their locals rant and rave about, you have our permission to call yourself an expert epicure. Good luck!