Michigan came in at #41 with a food described as, "Michigan's signature foodstuff—meat and potatoes served in a portable bread-purse—goes by the name pasty as a means of associating itself with the pasty of England, as though the culinary traditions of that pallid, inbred, rain-soaked island will vindicate what is essentially a calzone for people who hate and fear things that are good."
The Jay Towers In the Morning gang was NOT well with this. To hear this foodie conversation, Click the arrow: Pasties Food
The best signature food in the country is . . .
Chicago-style deep dish pizza from Illinois.
2. Shrimp and grits from South Carolina.
3. The mission-style burrito from California . . . which is basically just an enormous burrito with extra rice and other ingredients.
4. Crab cakes from Maryland.
5. Peach cobbler from Georgia.
6. Gumbo from Louisiana.
7. Key Lime pie from Florida.
8. Fried green tomatoes from Alabama.
9. Green chile enchiladas from New Mexico.
10. Marionberry pie from Oregon. Apparently it's like a blackberry pie.
On the other end of the list, Cincinnati chili from Ohio came in DEAD last.
2. Steamed cheeseburgers from Connecticut.
3. Nevada . . . because they're the only state with NO signature food.
4. Boiled dinner, New Hampshire. It's sorta like corned beef and cabbage, but with other meats and vegetables too.
5. Akutaq, Alaska. (A-goo-duck) It's a native dish made out of whipped fat, berries, and other optional ingredients . . . including meat, FISH, and roots. How is this not number one?
6. Hand-held meat pies, Nebraska.
7. Salt Water Taffy, New Jersey.
8. Lutefisk, North Dakota.
9. Green Jell-O with carrots, Utah.
10. Chislic, South Dakota . . . which is sorta like a kabob.
Check out the complete list: Deadspin