I have done a bit of road traveling in the United States and am constantly fascinated by the different regional specialties that I continue to stumble upon which I knew nothing of previously. A lot of times I wonder why they have not become more popular outside of their local geographic area. Sometimes it’s due to a product only being attainable within a certain area and I think sometimes it’s due to people calling it “unauthentic” if produced or replicated elsewhere.
Either way, I’ve been working on a United States Regional Food Wiki. For the purposes of this project a regional food shall be clarified as either having been originated from a specific area and thus still being strongly associated with that region, regardless if it can be found elsewhere, like the Philly Cheesesteak or a food that can only be found in a certain location (for the most part) as in poi and Hawaii or a dish that has become substantially associated with a specific geographic location regardless of origin, as in Lutefisk in Minnesota.
You can search for foods either by state or category. Feel free to update the wiki with items you feel are representative of your local food scene. This is a work in progress and I hope it will expand the culinary landscape that makes this wonderful nation so delicious.