Americans reveal these cities and states have the nation's most iconic foods

Texas over Tennessee, New York City over Chicago, and Kentucky over Louisiana — Americans have revealed what states and cities make the nation's most iconic foods the best. A survey of 2,000 general population Americans has found Texas takes the title for best barbeque (23%) and New York claims their fame for pizza (38%). Meanwhile, states like Kentucky, Louisiana and Georgia clinched the top spots for fried chicken. More than three-quarters (78%) feel so strongly about their need for fried chicken to be made to perfection — and said nothing less is acceptable. In fact, nearly 30% of respondents reported eating more fried chicken in the last year than ever before, while 55% are saying their homemade fried chicken is better than anything they can buy at a restaurant or fast-food establishment. For many respondents, fried chicken is a food that binds their family together. Four in 10 said they cook the meal for weekday dinners and 70% who regularly make fried chicken were taught by a relative. Commissioned by Perdue in honor of National Fried Chicken Day and conducted by OnePoll, the study also revealed nearly a quarter of the population (23%) has a fear of frying chicken at home — citing it's too messy (57%), too dangerous (37%) and too time-consuming (33%).

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