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Map: Which Cuisine Is the Most Disproportionately Popular in Your State?


Which state loves its soup?

Image source: Yelp via the Huffington Post

What you eat could say a lot about you.

The popular website, Yelp, has compiled a list of the "most disproportionately popular" cuisines by U.S. state. From that data, the Huffington Post created a map. Some of the results aren't necessarily surprising but others might raise an eyebrow.

It's no secret, for example, that Maine's cuisine is seafood, Texans tend to prefer Tex-Mex while those in Cajun Country (Louisiana) go for...well, Cajun. And perhaps it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, either, that every state in the Deep South and then some chows down on Southern: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Meanwhile, Midwesterners apparently really like their BBQ while folks in the Great Plains enjoy a good steak.

But take a look at Utah, for example, whose most disproportionately popular cuisine is Hawaiian. West Virginians like their hotdogs perhaps as much as Ohioans like their soup and New Yorkers prefer Kosher.

Here's the full roundup of every state and its cuisine of choice. What's yours?

Image source: Huffington Post

According to HuffPo: "Yelp first calculated the percentage of total restaurants each cuisine represented in a given state. Then, it compared each percentage with the cuisine's representation in restaurants nationwide. The resulting map, made by HuffPost, shows the cuisines with a disproportionate level of representation in each state."

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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