Taste the Nation: A Culinary Tour of All 50 States

Taste the Nation: A Culinary Tour of All 50 States

If you ask any full-time RVer what they love most about life on the road, they’ll often tell you – it’s getting to experience all the amazingly diverse cultures that make up the rich tapestry of this amazing country.


From coast to coast, each state offers its own unique flavors, traditions, and culinary heritage waiting to be discovered.


Our dream is to eventually visit all 50 states in our RV, immersing ourselves in the local flavors and traditions firsthand. But until then, we’ll bring the tastes of the Nation home.


Week by week, I will add to this collection featuring the most iconic recipes from each of the 50 states.


I’ll be testing savory staples like Louisiana’s hearty gumbo, Carolina’s vinegar-laced pulled pork, and New Mexico’s soul-warming green chili stew.


We’ll indulge in regional delacacies like Maryland’s famous crab cakes, New York’s legendary bagles with lox, and Chicago’s iconic deep dish pizza. 


Not only will I try to replicate each state’s most famous dishes, but I’ll also dive deep into their unique food story, uncovering the multicultural influences, local ingredients, and age-old techniques that have defined their most popular recipes over generations.

Alabama white barbeque sauce with smoked chicken wings
Alabama
Salmon with lemon
Alaska
Chimichangas on a plate with rice and beans
Arizona
Hushpuppies on brwn butcher paper
Arkansas
Two fish tacos
California
green chilli in a white bowl
Colorado
White clam pizza
Conneticut
Strawberry shrotcake with whipped cream on a white plate
Delaware
a slice of key lime pie with whipped cream and a lime slice on a white plate
Florida
White bowl with Shrimp and grits
Georgia
Poke bowl
Hawaii
Finger steaks and fries on a cutting board
Idaho
Deep dish pizza with a slice being cut
Illinois
breaded pork cutlet
Indiana
Loose meat sandwhich
Iowa
Bierocks
Kansas
White plate with fried chicken
Kentucky
Bowl of gumbo with a spoon
Louisiana
Lobster roll on white parchment paper
Maine
Two crab cakes on a plate with lettuce and a fork
Maryland
Bread bowl with clam chowder and oyster crackers
Massachusetts
hot dog with mustard mayo and ketchup with a side of chips
Michigan
Juicy Lucy Burger cut in half
Minnesota
Fried catfish with a side of tarter sauce
Mississippi
cut slab of St Louis ribs on a board
Missouri
Roasted lamb
Montana
Rueben sandwhich cut in half
Nebraska
Sliced prime rib
Nevada
Green plate with corned beef and cabbage and potatoes
New Hampshire
Italian hoagie cut in half
New Jersey
bowl of pork stew carne Adovada
New Mexico
Bagel half with cream cheese and lox garnished with fresh dill
New York
Pulled pork sandwhich
North Carolina
Lefse rolls
North Dakota
White plate with spaghetti smothered with chilli onions, and grated cheese. Cincinatti chilli
Ohio
Plate of fried okra
Oklahoma
Cooked Dungenuss crab on a board
Oregon
Cheesesteak sandwhich
Pennsylvania
Fried Calamari
Rhode Island
Fried Green Tomatoes on a cutting board
South Carolina
Indian fry bread taco on a plate
South Dakota
Hot Nashville chicken on toast with 2 pickle slices
Tennessee
Sliced beef brisket on a cutting board
Texas
White dish with potato casserol and a spoon
Utah
Apple cider donuts on a sliver platter
Vermont
Country Ham, biscuits, and grits
Virginia
Washington
Pepperoni roll on a white plate
West Virginia
Fried cheese curds
Wisconsin
Bison burger with bacon
Wyoming