Monday, January 2, 2012

The United Foods of America

Since it's the New Year, I'd like to start this party with a bang! And what says "bang" more than a geography test, eh? EH? I thought so.

This map of the United States, sent in by, alert reader, Brad, uses food to represent each state.

Now, when you're ready to take this test, click the image above to enlarge it. If it's still too small for you, you can click here for the full-size food by state map. The answers are at the bottom of the page, though, so no cheating, please.

This test is threefold:
  1. How many states can you identify on the map?
  2. How many foods can you identify on the map?
  3. Do you agree with the culinary choices made on the map and/or what would you change?
Bonus Question: How many of these foods have you actually tried?

Good luck, gumshoes!


--jeff * said...

why is it that i can recognize pretty much every state's food except minnesota's?? it looks like the breakfast burritos i used to get for breakfast at work (in utah), but i've never heard of the famous minnesota breakfast burrito.

i'm really not sure why they just didn't show either some lefse or some lutefisk.

by the way, points for the "threefold" link. ; )

Ponczoch Family said...

Isn't the green jell-o supposed to have carrots in it?

And Jeff, I recently had my first lefse in ND, but have never had it in MN. The MN state fair is famous for putting anything edible on a stick and frying it. Not sure what the picture is, but I assume it is something mentioned in this article.

The Former 786 said...

Thanks for the bonus points, Jeff. I was proud of that link.

And Ponczoch Family, Jeff is actually from MN, himself. :)