If you're headed out on a cross-country road trip, make the most of your long hours on the road by skipping the gas station snacks and instead testing out the very best regional cuisine each state has to offer . From Mississippi's decadent mud pie to Texas classic chile con carne, each state has a rich heritage with flavors to match. See how many of these mouthwatering favorites you've already sampled (consumption in the actual state of origin not required) and plan which dishes to conquer next. Happy tasting!
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