Every state his its iconic dish, the type of food that for some reason, nobody else can get quite right outside the state lines. I doubt you’ll find a better bowl of clam chowder than the stuff they serve in Massachusetts. Good luck finding great gumbo outside of Louisiana. And you stand no chance at tasting better pig than North Carolina’s whole hog barbecue (or pork shoulder, depending on whether you’re talking Eastern or Lexington style).
When it comes to the foods we love the most, most states have one thing in common: comfort food. Save for the seafood-centric cuisine of the Pacific Northwest, and a few other outliers, most iconic American dishes are meat-heavy, carb-loaded, deep-fried and/or cheese-smothered (we’re looking at you Missouri and West Virginia).
The folks over at Amica created the following infograph, comparing state dishes by calorie, fat and carb content. And while it might not do a great job at answering the United Plates of America‘s original question of which states are the healthiest and least healthy, it certainly says a lot about the regional dishes we hold most dear to our hearts (and bellies).