The Fourth approacheth, and with it the cooking of a variety of great foods.
MSNBC takes a stab at noting the Ten Foods that Make America Great.
Just in case the link dies, they are:
New England Clam Chowder
Chicago Hot Dogs
San Francisco Sourdough
Note that all have some specific regional connection, creation, or application. All time favorites, like Apple Pie and Pizza, originated elsewhere in the world or do not have the regional flavor that the author is looking for. The food on the list also is in original form unique to a region. Barbeque has so many styles, sauces, and applications, that it would require its own list to do justice.
To that end, I think the Philly Cheese Steak and Crab Cakes from the Chesapeake Bay deserved a listing…