What are the favorite teacher foods in your state?
I recently came across this fun article about the most popular food in each state.
What do you think? What are the favorite teacher foods in your state?
Do you agree with the article and its nomination for your state?
Would you mind making a comment or two? I’d love to get a representative contribution from every state and as many non-US countries as we can on favorite teacher foods.
I had a look at the states I have lived in and know best, and think the article’s authors came pretty close to getting things right.
For Indiana, where I grew up, they listed sugar cream pie as the go-to goodie, and I can’t disagree. While fried pork tenderloin sandwiches have got to be right up there with the pie, and the always present green bean casserole must surely be engraved someplace in the state capitol building, if you say cream pie to a Hoosier (Indiana native), they’ll likely answer with “Wicks,” the company best known for these pies. And, fortunately for a growing kid, the Wicks factory was in a little town just down the road from our city, so we always had a little supply on hand. Mom didn’t believe in feeding us sweets and colas (called ‘pop’ in that region), but we never lacked for a Wicks. She was a dang good mom!
In New Mexico, where I lived for a few years as an adult, the authors have listed chicken enchiladas, Christmas style (meaning… both red and green chile sauce liberally ladled over the enchiladas). You wouldn’t be wrong if that was your choice, but green chile cheeseburgers and sopapillas (donut-like pastries served with honey) might get the nod from many teachers and others.
It’s only in Florida, where I’ve lived most of my adult life, that I think the authors missed the mark. The authors selected the Cuban sandwich as the state’s must-have on the list of favorite teacher foods. Well, love those Cuban sandwiches, but holy schmoly, you non-Floridian authors, you… there aren’t too many people outside of South Florida and Miami who have even ever had a Cuban sandwich. The Sunshine State is loaded with seafood options, so the go-to food must surely be something from that category, or the ever-present Key Lime pie.
I’d love to see if we can get a comment about favorite teacher foods in each state. Would you please leave a comment below and then forward this to your teacher friends, in your current or other state? If you are outside the US, we’d love to get your take too!