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This Is the Most Iconic Food Every State Has Given the Rest of the US

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> Iconic food: Lobster roll

As opposed to the hot buttered lobster rolls famous in Connecticut, Maine’s specialty is a cold lobster salad with mayonnaise and celery on a New England bun.

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> Iconic food: Crab cakes

Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are a local staple in Maryland, and crab cakes with Old Bay seasoning and tartar sauce are perhaps the finest application of the region’s crabmeat.

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> Iconic food: Boston cream pie

Created at the Parker House Hotel in 1856, Boston cream pie consists of two layers of sponge cake filled with thick vanilla custard and topped with chocolate sauce.

> Iconic food: Parker House rolls

Another Parker House Hotel creation, these rolls date back as early as 1874 and are now known nationwide as the perfect dinner roll.

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> Iconic food: Pasties

Originally from Cornwall, England, the pasty is a handheld meat pie that gained popularity in Michigan when Cornish immigrants came to work in Upper Peninsula copper mines. It turns out, handheld meat pies were the perfect no-mess lunch to bring into the mines.

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