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International Foods - Regional

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Which regions are there?


The Northeast


Cuisine of the Northeastern United States

New England Cuisine

Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine


  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont


The Midwest


Midwestern Cooking


  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin 


The South


Chesapeake Bay Cooking

Southern Cooking

Cajun Cuisine

Low Country Cooking

Creole Cuisine

Florida Cuisine


  • Alabama 
  • Arkansas 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi 
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee 
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


The Southwest


New Mexican Cuisine

Tex Mex Food


  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Utah 



The Pacific Coast & the Northwest


Rocky Mountain Cuisine

California Cuisine


  • Alaska
  • California 
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington 
  • Wyoming 



Hawaiian Cuisine


What do I need information on?

  1. States that are included in this region
  2. Geography (climate, terrain, land/water ratio, foods that are grown or produced in this area), and how that relates to the foods eaten
  3. Ethnic background
    • What groups have settled in this region?
    • How have they influenced the cooking of this region?
    • What dishes are representative of those countries?
  4. Traditions/Holidays characteristic of that region
  5. Food preferences: How are they different from what you're used to?
  6. Any other information that makes this region distinctive 
  7. Map of the area


General Search Resources:


Gale Virtual Reference Library 

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Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Username: nystate398

Password: novelhome



Student Resources in Context

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Culture Report Web Resources:










Ethnic Background: 




Traditions & Holidays:




Food Preferences:


















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