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Traditional American Recipes: 30+ State and Regional American Food Recipes

By: Suzie Vyletel, Editor,

Traditional American Recipes: 30+ State and Regional American Food Recipes

Come join us on a culinary tour of the United States! We've rounded up some Traditional American Recipes: 30+ State and Regional American Food Recipes for you to try! Each region of America has a unique food profile of flavors and ingredients. Local food reflects what ingredients are most plentiful in each state and region. In the Midwest, you'll find plenty of cheesy dishes like deep dish pizza or Skyline Chili. Down South, they'll be cooking up smoky barbeque and buttery biscuits. On the West Coast, they love their fresh fish tacos and Los Angeles fast food chains. Head to the East Coast next, where juicy Maine blueberries are widely used in baked goods, and the New York Bakery Momofuku Milk Bar is super popular.


Traditional American Recipes

Table of Contents
Midwest Recipes
Southern Recipes
East Coast Recipes
West Coast Recipes


Midwest Recipes

The Midwest region of the U.S. is often called the heartland. Agriculture is a major industry in the Midwest, so corn and dairy are abundant. Wisconsin is famous for cheese, and Chicago for hot dogs and pizza pies. Michigan cherries pop up in lots of flavorful desserts, and Cincinnati is famous for something called Skyline Chili, which is absolutely delicious! The Midwest is home to the Corn Belt, which we paid tribute to by including a great recipe for corndogs.








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Southern Recipes

Southern style food is classic comfort cookin'. Fried chicken and biscuits with gravy are two popular Southern dishes that have stood the test of time. What better to go with all of that barbecue than coleslaw and collard greens? We have recipes for all of it. In New Orleans, Cajun and Creole cooking is king. If you love rich and spicy food, look no further than these down home classics. 


East Coast Recipes 

Out on the East Coast, they're doing things a bit differently. With all of that fresh seafood coming in off of the Atlantic Ocean, it's no wonder clam chowder and po' boy sandwiches are popular. This region of the States is also known for delicious, sweet, and juicy Maine blueberries. Transport yourself to Bar Harbor with blueberry syrup and scone recipes! As for New York, there are famous bakeries like Momofuku making names for themselves. Everyone from the Big Apple knows and loves these classic New York baked goods.











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West Coast Recipes

Hang ten out West with fresh seafood and famous fast food copycat recipes. If you haven't heard of In-N-Out Burger, it is a must-try! Their burgers are unique because you can order them "animal style" which means the patty is cooked in mustard. Don't knock it until you try it! Sprinkles Cupcakes is also a famous Los Angeles establishment, and we have copycat cupcake recipes you can try at home.






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