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The Most Iconic Foods Every State Has Given the Rest of the US

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New York
> Iconic food: Eggs Benedict

Multiple stories pinpoint New York City as the birthplace of eggs Benedict, a rich breakfast dish of poached eggs, ham, and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin.

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North Carolina
> Iconic food: Carolina pulled pork BBQ

Barbecue aficionados may never agree on which style is king, but in eastern North Carolina, pulled pork with a tangy — never sweet — vinegar sauce is the only way to serve barbecue.

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North Dakota
> Iconic food: Chocolate-covered potato chips

Invented at Carol Widman’s Candy shop in Fargo, a chipper is the sweet, salty treat we all wish we’d known about sooner.

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Ohio
> Iconic food: Buckeyes

These peanut butter fudge balls dipped in chocolate are made to look like the nut of Ohio’s state tree, the buckeye, which is native to the Midwest.

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Oklahoma
> Iconic food: Chicken fried steak

While nobody claims that Oklahoma was the birthplace of chicken fried steak, this comfort food popular in Texas and the surrounding states is so beloved in Oklahoma that it was placed on the official state meal list in 1988.

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