Alas, that summer darling, July 4th, has come and gone. This week, many of us gathered in our backyards (or indoors in the A/C) to celebrate summer and family and a lot of really good food. Everyone’s got their go-tos, the stalwarts they turn to every year. And while each family, even each family member, may be known for a special signature dish, it turns out every state has its own as well.
In honor of the holiday, Google has released the stats for the most popular (i.e., most searched) dish in every state over the course of the last 12 months. The best part is you can actually click on each dish and access the most popular recipes for that dish as well. So if you want to make crab dip like someone from Maryland or ceviche like a Floridian, you’re just a few clicks away.
Some of them are pretty surprising. Who would have expected crepes to be the most searched recipe in Idaho? Or zucchini bread to pave the way in Utah? Others, of course were more expected: quinoa in California, tortilla soup in Texas, quiche in Connecticut.
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I found the feature quite informative and got lost flipping through all the options. You can play with the Doodle here and see the full list below: