No matter how many things may seem to separate the people of the United States of America, we still have one very important thing in common: Food.
It's great! Not only does it provide much-needed nutrition and sustenance, but if you're lucky, it tastes really good, too.
Of course, the types of foods that are popular often differ depending on which part of the country you're in.
Here are the most-searched food items from each state, according to Pinterest's World's Fare Report.
Alabama — Pound Cake
Alaska — Survival Bread
Arizona — Chiles
via: ShutterstockIn Arizona, you can expect chiles to make an appearance in savory dishes. They're an ideal addition to chili, enchiladas, cheese dip, breakfast skillets — pretty much anything that needs a little extra kick.
Arkansas — Coca-ColaCoca-Cola is having a moment in Arkansas, but it's not just as a beverage. You can use the soda to glaze ham, make an extra moist cake, kick your baked beans up a notch, and even to make flavorful rice.
California — Figs
via: ShutterstockIt figures that figs would top the list in California; they're one of the most abundant crops in the Golden State. Whether you pair them with honey and yogurt for a sweet treat, or with bacon for something a bit more savory, you can't go wrong with the fig.
Colorado — Carnitas
via: ShutterstockThree cheers for carnitas! The term translates literally to "little meats," but any dish featuring carnitas is sure to be a huge hit. The true connoisseur will make homemade carnitas — it takes a lot of time and dedication but is so, so worth it.
Connecticut — Cannoli
via: ShutterstockHoly cannoli! The people of Connecticut are apparently really into this Sicilian pastry. Technically, a single pastry is called a "cannolo," but considering the fact that it's impossible to eat just one, you probably don't have to worry about the semantics.
Delaware — Crab
via: ShutterstockWhen you're talking about the East coast, you can't be too surprised to see crab top the list of most-searched foods. The people of Delaware know how to cook this crustacean right.
Florida — Cake Toppers
via: ShutterstockYes, according to Pinterest, "cake toppers" are the most-searched-for food item in Florida. We realize it's not technically a food, but it is food adjacent! Plus, people are going all out with unique cake toppers these days.
Georgia — Chicken Wings
via: ShutterstockThis year, Georgians are obsessed with chicken wings. Deep-fried, barbecued, baked — is there a wrong way to cook a chicken wing? As long as you've got a plethora of hot sauces, you're doing just fine. Now, onto Hawaii. Any guesses as to what foods they're searching for?
Hawaii — Matcha
via: ShutterstockIn case you haven't come across matcha at your local coffee shop, you should know it's a finely ground powder made from tea leaves. It has a sweet, grassy flavor and can be used either as a standalone beverage when mixed with hot water or tea, or as a flavoring agent for a variety of baked goods.
Idaho — Canning
via: ShutterstockIdahoans know how to plan ahead. That's why they can foods so that they can be used throughout the entire year. Canning is actually much easier than you're probably thinking it is — give it a try! Your pantry will thank you.
Illinois — Wild Rice Soup
via: ShutterstockWe're pretty sure there's no such thing as a bad soup, but we're still surprised to see a non-standard soup like wild rice soup at the top of the list in Illinois. Still, it looks just as cozy as you'd hope for soup to be!
Indiana — Noodle Casserole
via: ShutterstockAh, the Midwest: Home of the casserole. Hoosiers have perfected the noodle casserole. If you're looking for a way to taste their wares, head to the nearest church potluck and there's sure to be a variety of casseroles on display.
Iowa — Chex Mix
via: ShutterstockChex Mix has the benefit of already being delicious in its pre-packaged form — that's a level of cooking that we can easily get behind. Is it truly a party if Chex Mix isn't available in a giant bowl? We don't think so. Now, on to Kansas!
Kansas — Chicken Enchiladas
via: ShutterstockEnchiladas are another great comfort food. There's chicken, there's cheese, there's tasty enchilada sauce. What more could you want?
Kentucky — Peanut Butter Fudge
via: ShutterstockYou've had peanut butter. You've had fudge. But have you had peanut butter fudge? (If you live in Kentucky, you probably answered yes!)
Louisiana — Shrimp Pasta
via: ShutterstockYet another perfect pairing: shrimp and pasta. (Also: shrimp in po'boys, shrimp in jambalaya, and shrimp in pretty much anything else.)
Maine — Donuts
via: ShutterstockIt's official. We're planning a donut-centric vacation to Maine. How many donuts is too many donuts? We're going to find out whether such a thing is even possible.
Maryland — Scallops
via: ShutterstockScallops: Difficult to master, but delicious once you do. Don't forget the lemon butter!
Massachusetts — Butternut Squash
via: ShutterstockButternut squash is great in pasta, as a soup, or even roasted with some butter and brown sugar. Paired with some sage and maybe some truffle oil? Now you're speaking our language.
Michigan — No-Bake Cookies
via: ShutterstockIf you've never had a no-bake cookie before, we can't recommend them enough. No baking required (although you do need a stovetop for chocolate melting purposes).
Minnesota — Broccoli Salad
via: ShutterstockBroccoli salad is one of those things that you insisted you didn't like as a child...until the first time you actually tried and found out it's surprisingly delicious. Minnesota knows what's up.
Mississippi — Chicken Spaghetti
via: ShutterstockIf you're not putting chicken in your spaghetti, you're missing out, friend. You can either add pieces of cooked chicken to your pasta dish or bake it all together in a tetrazzini. Either way, it's totally delish.
Missouri — Cheesecake Dip
via: ShutterstockOK, we'll admit it: We didn't even realize cheesecake dip was a thing until researching for this article. It seems to be all the best things about cheesecake in a dip. We are so onboard.
Montana — Scones
via: ShutterstockIn Montana, people are looking up various scones recipes. They're great as a breakfast treat and come in both sweet and savory varieties. Yum!
Nebraska — Sloppy Joes
via: ShutterstockNebraska's a fan of Sloppy Joe sandwiches. They may be messy, but they're sure to be delicious, too. Sometimes the mess is part of the fun!
Nevada — Cake Pops
via: ShutterstockThis trendy dessert item is enjoying popularity in Nevada. It's the perfect way to serve cake without any of the slicing. Or dirty dishes!
New Hampshire — Martinis
via: ShutterstockNew Hampshire is getting fancy with this classic cocktail. Add some extra olives and make it a dirty martini, and we are there.
New Jersey — Sangria
via: ShutterstockNew Jersey is also getting in on the alcoholic beverage action, although New Jerseyans land on the sweeter side of things with fruity sangria. They clearly know how to party.
New Mexico — Empanadas
via: ShutterstockYet another food that can be both savory or sweet! There's so much to love about these cozy treat pockets.
New York — Falafel
via: ShutterstockFalafel is a deep-fried ball or patty typically made from ground chickpeas. They're excellent dipped in tzatziki and wrapped in a pita! Bonus points if you've got stuffed grape leaves on the side.
North Carolina — Banana Pudding
via: ShutterstockBanana pudding might instantly transport you back to your childhood. Nilla wafers are kind of a must as far as garnishes are concerned.
North Dakota — Oatmeal Bars
via: ShutterstockOatmeal bars are wonderfully versatile. Pretty much anything that you can put in oatmeal, you can bake into an oatmeal bar. Our favorite combo is raspberry with coconut flakes and a few white chocolate chips!
Ohio — Peanut Butter Brownies
via: ShutterstockOhio, you've clearly got this whole dessert thing figured out. Brownies are already incredible, even straight from a box mix. But adding peanut butter? Genius. Pure genius.
Oklahoma — Taco Soup
via: ShutterstockTaco soup offers all the flavor of a taco without the inconvenience of cracked shells or stuffing falling down onto your plate. It may be a little unorthodox, but we recommend sprinkling the tiniest bit of coconut on top!
Oregon — Curry
via: ShutterstockThere are several different kinds of curry, each of them the ultimate in coziness and tastiness. If you also make your own homemade naan for dipping, you are a master chef.
Pennsylvania — Peach Schnapps
via: ShutterstockWho could forget this sickly sweet liqueur? Without it, there'd be no fuzzy navel, sex on the beach, or bikini martini. And who wants to live in a world without those?
Rhode Island — Flower Cupcakes
via: ShutterstockFor whatever reason, the citizens of Rhode Island are particularly interested in cupcakes these days. But not just any cupcakes. Flower cupcakes. And honestly, we get it. What a delightful way to welcome spring!
South Carolina — Red Velvet Cupcakes
via: ShutterstockSouth Carolina is also into cupcakes right now, but their hearts are set on the classic red velvet variety. Who says they're only for Valentine's day?
South Dakota — Tater Tots
via: ShutterstockThese little potato nuggets are great for topping casseroles or simply on their own (or dipped in ketchup). They bring back memories of school lunches.
Tennessee — Cornbread
via: ShutterstockThere's nothing better than a warm slice of cornbread slathered with butter and drizzled with honey. For true authenticity, it should be baked in a cast iron skillet (but we're not picky).
Texas — Stuffed Avocado
via: ShutterstockNot only is the avocado great for topping tacos or making guacamole; it's also an excellent little boat for holding tuna, chicken salad, or any number of other stuffings. It's also a great method for cutting down on carbs if that's something you're trying to do.
Utah — Coconut Chicken
via: ShutterstockIn Utah, people are looking up recipes for coconut chicken. It's a perfect blend of crispy, juicy, sweet, and savory. And, of course, you can't go wrong with a good dipping sauce.
Vermont — Beets
via: ShutterstockIn Vermont, it's all about the beets. We're pretty sure roasted beets and goat cheese is one of the best flavor combinations on the entire planet.
Virginia — Smoothie Bowls
via: ShutterstockVirginians can't get enough of smoothie bowls. It's a smoothie that you eat with a spoon! Plus, you can make it look all pretty with chia seeds sprinkled on top.
Washington — Thai Chicken
West Virginia — Pumpkin Desserts
via: ShutterstockIn West Virginia, pumpkin desserts top the list. That includes the classic pumpkin pie, but also cheesecake, tarts, cupcakes, and any other sweet pumpkin-y dish.
Wisconsin — Puppy Chow
via: ShutterstockNo, it's not dog food. Puppy Chow is a delicious dessert made from Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. It makes a huge mess when you're eating it, but it's so worth it.
Wyoming — Energy Bites
via: ShutterstockFinally, we come to Wyoming. There, people are looking up energy bites: an efficient way of getting protein in a small, easy-to-transport package.