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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: Shrimp cocktail

This incredibly simple yet elegant appetizer made its debut in 1959 at the Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas.

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New Hampshire
> Iconic food: Cider donuts

New Hampshire produces over 24 million pounds of apples each year, and while cider donuts are popular all over New England, this state deserves recognition for the variety of flavors and widespread availability of these autumn dough delicacies.

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New Jersey
> Iconic food: Pork roll

Also known as Taylor ham, pork roll has long been a breakfast staple in New Jersey and the surrounding states. It is most commonly served fried with eggs and cheese on a breakfast sandwich. New Jersey residents are divided over what to call it, and President Barack Obama amusingly weighed in on the Taylor ham-pork roll debate during his commencement address at Rutgers University in 2016.

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New Mexico
> Iconic food: Roasted green chiles

Fire-roasted green hatch chile peppers are a prevalent ingredient in New Mexico cuisine. They’re served on pizzas and burgers, blended into sauces and stews, and provide a wallop of flavor with just the right amount of heat.

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New York
> Iconic food: Buffalo wings

As the name implies, Buffalo wings were invented in Buffalo, New York. First served at the Anchor Bar, the deep-fried wings are coated in a blend of hot sauce, butter, and red pepper.

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