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Lamb stew, Navajo fry bread, chimichanga! Join Taylor Hicks as he tastes his way across Arizona on a quest to discover the state’s most symbolic foods.

Appetizer: Churro Sheep Stew
Entrée: Chimichanga
Side 1: Tepary Beans
Side 2: Navajo Fry Bread
Dessert: Prickly Pear Cactus Candy

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Taylor Hicks gets cheesy in Wisconsin! Click to learn more about the mouthwatering State Plate episode.

Appetizer: Cheese Curds
Entrée: Bratwurst
Side 1: Sauerkraut
Side 2: Chicken Booyah
Dessert: Kringle

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Taylor Hicks heads to the state where the jazz is cool and the food is spicy hot! Louisiana! Watch him hunt crawfish, harvest rice and make a Po’ boy!

Appetizer: Crawfish
Entrée: Po’ Boy
Side 1: Gumbo
Side 2: Red Beans & Rice
Dessert: Beignet

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Taylor Hicks shakes things up in California—literally! How else do you get the almonds out of the tree? You shake it! From artichokes and avocado to cioppino and almonds, Taylor Hicks explores California’s most iconic foods.

Appetizer: Guacamole
Entrée: Cioppino
Side 1: Artichoke
Side 2: Sourdough Bread
Dessert: Almonds with Cinnamon Sugar

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What puts the Boston in Boston Beans? Taylor Hicks wants to know as he heads to Massachusetts in search of the state’s tastiest iconic foods.

Appetizer: Clam Chowder
Entrée: Fish & Chips
Side 1: Boston Baked Beans
Side 2: Bulkie Rolls
Dessert: Boston Cream Pie

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From deep dish pizza to a sweet, creamy ice cream sundae…Singer Taylor Hicks heads to Illinois on a quest to discover the state’s most symbolic foods.

Appetizer: Popcorn
Entrée: Italian Beef Sandwich
Side 1: Deep Dish Pizza
Side 2: Hot Dog
Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae

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A singer hits the high seas! Taylor Hicks goes lobster fishing and later enjoys blueberry pie in Maine as he seeks out the state’s most iconic foods.

Appetizer: Steamers
Entrée: Lobster Roll
Side 1: Bean Hole Beans
Side 2: Maine Potato
Dessert: Wild Blueberry Pie & Blueberries

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Gator bites, swamp cabbage, stone crab and kumquat marmalade! Where is Taylor Hicks? Florida! Join him as he discovers the state’s most symbolic foods!

Appetizer: Gator Bites
Entrée: Stone Crab Claws
Side 1: Swamp Cabbage
Side 2: Kumquat Marmalade
Dessert: Key Lime Pie

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The heat is on in Texas! Host Taylor Hicks takes on Texas chili in State Plate TV.

Appetizer: BBQ Brisket
Entrée: Pan De Campo
Side 1: Chili
Side 2: Sweet Onion Casserole
Dessert: Texas Sheet Cake

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Join Taylor Hicks as he tastes his way across Georgia seeking the state’s most symbolic foods from the iconic Georgia peach to boiled peanuts.

Appetizer: Boiled Peanuts & Shrimp
Entrée: Fried Chicken
Side 1: Vidalia Onions
Side 2: Grits
Dessert: Pecan Pie & Peach Ice Cream

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Sure Taylor Hicks can sing, but can he drive a sweet corn topper at harvest time? Find out as he tours Nebraska, searching for the state’s most iconic foods.

Appetizer: Cheese Frenchees
Entrée: Steak
Side 1: Corn
Side 2: Kolache
Dessert: Popcorn Balls

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Things are heating up on State Plate, as Taylor Hicks roasts Pueblo green chilies on his quest to discover Colorado’s most iconic foods.

Appetizer: Rocky Mountain Oysters
Entrée: Lamb
Side 1: Sweet Corn
Side 2: Green Chili
Dessert: Cantaloupe

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South Dakota

Food rocks in The Mount Rushmore State!

Appetizer: Chislic
Entrée: Bison
Side 1: Wild Asparagus
Side 2: Wojapi
Dessert: Kuchen

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What’s cookin’ in The Magnolia State?

Appetizer: Koolicles
Entrée: Catfish
Side 1: Hushpuppies
Side 2: Black Eyed Peas
Dessert: Mud Pie

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What keeps people busy in The Beaver State? Eating great meals!

Appetizer: Pear Salad
Entrée: Dungeness Crab
Side 1: Hazelnut Broccoli
Side 2: Truffle Mac and Cheese
Dessert: Marionberry Pie

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New York

We’re serving up a feast in The Empire State!

Appetizer: Waldorf Salad
Entrée: Delmonico Steak
Side 1: Utica Greens
Side 2: Salt Potatoes
Dessert: Cheesecake

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You can never be blue in The Bluegrass State…not with these good eats!

Appetizer: Benedictine Spread
Entrée: Kentucky Hot Brown
Side 1: Burgoo
Side 2: Spoonbread
Dessert: Bourbon Balls

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Rhode Island

Dive right into deliciousness in The Ocean State!

Appetizer: Calamari
Entrée: Quahog Stuffies
Side: Johnny Cakes
Dessert 1: Donut Cakes
Dessert 2: Coffee Cabinet

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Explore some tasty eats on this culinary adventure in the state known as, The Last Frontier!

Appetizer: Reindeer Dogs
Entrée: Smoked Chinook Salmon
Side 1: Pickled Kelp
Side 2: Crab Cakes
Dessert: Eskimo Ice Cream

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Feast your eyes on this Buckeye State feast!

Appetizer: Baby Swiss Cheese
Entrée: Cincinnati Chili
Side 1: Pawpaw
Side 2: Pierogi
Dessert: Buckeyes

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New Jersey

Where can you find a garden of culinary delights? Why, in The Garden State, of course!

Appetizer: Italian Hot Dog
Entrée: Pork Roll
Side 1: New Jersey Sloppy Joe
Side 2: Disco Fries
Dessert: Salt Water Taffy

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We, the people of the United States, in order to delight the taste buds, do ordain this mouthwatering menu from The Constitution State.

Appetizer: Oyster on the Half Shell
Entrée: Steamed Hamburger
Side 1: Hot Lobster Roll
Side 2: White Clam Pizza
Dessert: Ice Cream Soda

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No treasure map needed to discover a priceless bounty of tasty tidbits in The Treasure State!

Appetizer: Pasty
Entree: Trout
Side 1: Wheat (Bread)
Side 2: Lentils
Dessert: Huckleberry Pie

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North Carolina

If you’re fixin’ to chow down, check out these fixin’s from The Tarheel State!

Appetizer: Muscadine Jelly
Entrée: BBQ Pulled Pork
Side 1: Kilt Lettuce and Onions
Side 2: Coleslaw
Dessert: Sweet Potato Pie

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The Yellowhammer State is serving up some good eats!

Appetizer: Red Fish Dip
Entrée: Chicken with White BBQ Sauce
Side 1: Fried Okra
Side 2: Fried Green Tomatoes
Dessert: Lane Cake

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Sit down to a hearty meal in The Green Mountain State!

Appetizer: Cheese
Entrée: Maple-Glazed Ham
Side 1: Fiddleheads
Side 2: Vermont Common Crackers
Dessert: Apple Pie

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They’re showing off some down-home cooking in The Show Me State!

Appetizer: Toasted Ravioli
Entrée: BBQ Pork Steak
Side 1: Beans and Ham Hocks
Dessert 1: Waffle Cone
Dessert 2: Gooey Butter Cake

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We’ve got our eye on some yummy food in The Hawkeye State!

Appetizer: Ham Balls
Entrée: Breaded Pork Tenderloin
Side 1: Corn
Side 2: Soybean Succotash
Dessert: Rhubarb Pie

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The other star of The North Star State is…Food!

Appetizer: Mushrooms
Entrée: Walleye
Side 1: Lefse
Side 2: Hot Dish
Dessert: Bundt Cake

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What is the key to happiness in The Keystone State? Food!

Appetizer: Pretzel
Entrée: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Side 1: Chow Chow
Side 2: Mushrooms
Dessert: Shoofly Pie

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The line we hear most in The Old Line State? “What are we eating?”

Appetizer: Coddies
Entrée: Blue Crab
Side 1: Oyster Soup
Side 2: Beaten Biscuits
Dessert: Smith Island Cake

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Historians believe a pioneer coined the name, The Evergreen State. Be a culinary pioneer and explore these good eats!

Appetizer: Geoduck
Entrée: Salmon
Side 1: Stewed Apples
Dessert 1: Coffee
Dessert 2: Raspberry Tart

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New Hampshire

We’re basing this on the rock-solid truth: You’ll get a hearty meal in The Granite State!

Appetizer: Pumpkin Bisque
Entrée: Venison
Side 1: Mashed White Potatoes
Side 2: Yogurt Salad Dressing
Dessert: Apple Cider Doughnuts

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New Mexico

Some enchanting deliciousness from The Land of Enchantment!

Appetizer: Green Chile Stew
Entrée: Carne Adovada
Side: Calbacitas
Dessert 1: Stuffed Sopapillas
Dessert 2: Piñon Brittle

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North Dakota

This meal will send you straight to your happy place in The Peace Garden State!!

Appetizer: Honey
Entrée: Northern Pike
Side 1: Barley Risotto
Side 2: Chokecherry Sauce
Dessert: Sunflower Pie

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Hang onto your silverware! A bountiful banquet awaits…in The Silver State!

Appetizer: Smoked Shrimp Cocktail
Entrée 1: Prime Rib
Entrée 2: Crab Legs
Entrée 3: Rainbow Sushi Roll
Dessert: Gateau Basque (Basque Cake)

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Say “Hello” to some tasty treats from The Aloha State.

Appetizer: Spam Musubi
Entrée: Kalua Pig
Side 1: Poi
Side 2: Pineapple
Dessert: Haupia


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South Carolina

Get ready to chow down southern-style in The Palmetto State.

Appetizer: She Crab Soup
Entrée: Low Country Shrimp Boil
Side 1: Collard Greens
Side 2: Sweet Tea
Dessert: Benne Wafer


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West Virginia

Heap your plate high with good food in The Mountain State.

Appetizer: Pepperoni Rolls
Entrée: Brook Trout
Side 1: Ramps & Onions
Side 2: Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy
Dessert: Apple Dumplings


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You’ll eat like royalty in The Old Dominion State.

Appetizer: Peanut Soup
Entrée 1: Baked Flounder
Entrée 2: Virginia Country Ham
Entrée 3: Sugar Toads
Dessert: Colonial Hot Chocolate


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You’ll think the food is Number One in The First State.

Appetizer: Watermelon
Entrée: Slippery Chicken Dumplings
Side 1: Lima Beans
Side 2: Vinegar French Fries
Dessert: Peach Crisp


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You’ll be the first to raise your hand and taste the good eats in The Volunteer State.

Appetizer: Nashville Hot Chicken Wings
Entrée: Memphis Dry Rub BBQ Ribs
Side 1: Cornbread
Side 2: Salted Pork Green Beans
Dessert: Banana Pudding


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Food gets real in The Natural State.

Appetizer: Cheese Dip
Entrée: Corned Beef Sandwich
Side 1: Rice with Gravy
Side 2: Fried Pickles
Dessert: Possum Pie


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Chow is so good in The Sooner State, you won’t be able to wait for the dinner bell to ring.

Appetizer: Fried Rattlesnake
Entrée: Chicken Fried Steak
Side 1: Smashed Okra
Side 2: Summer Squash
Dessert: Fried Pie with Strawberry Filling


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The Sunflower State is also known as The Breadbasket State, so get ready for a hearty meal!

Appetizer: Bierocks
Entrée: Kansas City BBQ
Side 1: Kansas Zwiebach
Side 2: Creamed Spinach
Dessert: Sour Cream & Raisin Pie


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What’s so great about The Great Lakes State? Great food!

Appetizer: Cherries
Entrée: Lake Whitefish
Side 1: Wild Rice
Side 2: Celery Salad
Dessert: Paczki


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Eat hearty in the heartland…hightail it to The Hoosier State.

Appetizer: Corn Dog
Entrée: Duck
Side 1: Stewed Tomatoes
Side 2: Roasted Corn on the Cob
Dessert: Sugar Cream Pie


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What’s better than bling in The Gem State? Food! Lots of food!

Appetizer: Caviar Blinis
Entrée: Finger Steaks
Side 1: Baked Potato
Side 2: Croquetas
Dessert: Ice Cream Potato


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What’s the latest foodie buzz? A tasty meal awaits you in The Beehive State.

Entrée: Salt-crusted Beef Tenderloin
Side 1: Funeral Potatoes
Side 2: Lime JELL-O ® Salad
Side 3: Fry Sauce
Dessert: Dried Cherry Blondies


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Say “Howdy” to some good eats in The Cowboy State.

Appetizer: Bison Jerky
Entrée: Elk Filet
Side 1: Ranch Beans
Side 2: Soda Bread
Dessert: Cowboy Cookies


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