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People in the United States enjoy many types of food. Here are five dishes that are specialties in different parts of the country. Which would you like to try?

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Hangtown fry is a fancy egg dish. It has oysters oyster RICHARD T. NOWITZ—GETTY IMAGES a type of shellfish that is eaten both cooked and raw (noun) Oysters are my favorite food and bacon. The dish was created in the 1800s, during the California Gold Rush.

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A prickly pear is a type of cactus. In New Mexico, people cook the cactus pads. In Spanish, the pads are called nopales. They are eaten in tacos.

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A krumkake is a crisp cookie. The cookies are rolled into cones. They can be filled with whipped cream. The krumkake was brought to North Dakota by Norwegian immigrants immigrant CHAIWAT CHANTANANUKUL—GETTY IMAGES a person who comes to a country to live there (noun) The immigrants were greeted by the Statue of Liberty. .

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Apple pie with cheese is a traditional dessert in Vermont. Dairies in this state make some of the best cheddar cheese in the world.

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Jambalaya is a favorite food in Louisiana. It is a spicy rice stew. Jambalaya is a mishmash Mishmash EDAFOTO—GETTY IMAGES a mixture of thing (noun) My wardrobe is a mishmash of styles. of African, Spanish, and French flavors. It is usually made with meat and seafood.

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