It’s funny how food makes its way around America. Although it typically originates in a particular area, given a particular name and has a particular taste, the recipe will always make its way into other parts of the country. Along that journey, a name might change, an ingredient might get swapped and before you know it, the origin of this unique cuisine is completely lost in translation. This may not seem like a big deal to some but actual feuds have formulated in the past and ongoing controversy ensues about many “original” items throughout the United States.
One particular staple for each state is a sandwich. Just like the state’s official flower or animal, every state has an original sandwich that was created somewhere between the region’s lines for the first time ever. That state has rights to their creation and if they are smart, they’ll name the signature sandwich in a way so no other area can claim ownership, such as the great Philly Cheesesteak.
However, all feuding aside, a design student from Chicago, Kelly Pratt, has decided to taste her way through each state’s signature sandwich with her blog Stately Sandwiches. She has set out to make a sandwich for each of the 50 states. Before she makes each sandwich Kelly does research on the Internet, calls local sandwich shops, asks foodies on twitter and reviews books to be sure the state is represented as properly as possible.
She is already 12 sandwiches/states deep recreating Connecticut’s Chicken Parmigiana, Louisiana’s Muffaletta, Minnesota’s Fried Walleye and more! Thanks to Kelly’s love for sandwiches, we’re able to tune into her blog, experience the fun and then get recipes of our own to recreate the deliciousness at home. The blog’s layout is pleasantly appealing and, as a design student, Kelly creates fabulous posters for each state. Grab your state’s poster at Fab.com!