Food brings everyone together. It also allows us to be creative in the kitchen. There are just so many great dishes to try across the country.

It can be difficult to decide what is the best food in each state. However, an article from Business Insider gives a little insight into the top foods in each state.

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The researchers at the Business Insider "searched for the top foods you should chow down on wherever you find yourself across the country." Even though this article dates back to 2013, a tweet with "The Best Thing You Can Eat In Every State" map from Business Insider is circulating the internet. It has some people questioning what is the best meal in their home state.

So what is the best thing you can eat in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa? According to the map from Business Insider, these are the best things you can eat:

  • Minnesota: The Juicy Lucy Burger
  • Iowa: Creamy pie shake from the Hamburg Inn
  • South Dakota: Kuchen, the official dessert of the state

Let's take a deeper bite out of these mouth-watering meals:

Besides getting a glowing review from Business Insider, the Food Network calls this the dessert for South Dakota!

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Getty Images

So what is Kuchen? "Kuchen" is German for "cake." This dessert is a cake and pie all in one delicious treat. You can even make it with fruit and top it off with custard. That sounds pretty tasty to me! Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen & Specialties in Scotland, South Dakota is one place to try a kuchen.

The Juicy Lucy burger is something you have to try when you're in Minnesota. It's pretty much a regular. However, there is melted cheese inside the beef patty.

5-8 Club (via Facebook)
5-8 Club (via Facebook)

The article from the Business Insider explains that two bars in Minneapolis claim to have invented the Juicy Lucy: Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club

The food that everyone should eat in Iowa comes from the Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City. It's the sweet creamy pie shake. It's a famous staple at this Iowa diner.

@hamburginn2 (via Instagram)
@hamburginn2 (via Instagram)

For those Iowa residents wondering about the Hamburg Inn No. 2, the diner just reopened its doors after a "long hiatus" remodeling the establishment.

For more food on "The Best Thing You Can Eat In Every State" map from Business Insider, click here.

Here Are 13 of Your Favorite Fried Foods

Some foods need a fryer, others should never go near one. Forget baking. We are so obsessed with eating deep-fat fried foods. And every time you turn around, there's another menu filled with most of the items that have bathed in a hot-boiling fat vat.

There seems to be no end to what a deep fat fryer can cook. And we prove it every day with our love of crispy, greasy, burnt-tongue, salty foods.

I won't argue that an order of onion rings or sweet potato fries is the best marriage partner to a burger. Especially when they are made from scratch. So, pile them high.

What are some other delights that need the fryer?

My Top 5 Favorite South Dakota Made Foods

As I was slicing a piece of cheese off my block of Dimock Dairy Colby cheese and boiling a ring of Bluebird Locker German sausage on the stove, I started thinking, "What foods is South Dakota known for?'

Then I realized the state is known for some of my favorite foods, are they're actually made right here in South Dakota!

So, I decided to search my cupboards and refrigerator looking for other South Dakota-made foods and came up with my Top 5.

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