Some states and cities are commonly associated with recipes (Maryland crab cakes, Boston baked beans, Philly cheese steak, New York style pizza) others are moore challenging to connect with a particular dish.
It is a complicated mix of history, cultural/ethnic influence, and local commodities.
Vegetable products entered the economy in various ways. Subsistence food for the Inuit of Alaska included whale meat, caribou, moose, walrus, seal, fish, fowl, mountain sheep, bear, hares, squirrels, and foxes.174) "Greenville Spice Cake 1 cup butter 3 cups brown sugar 3 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon soda 1 cup raisins 1 cup pecans 1 tablespoon each: ground cloves, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon Cream sugar with butter; add well-beaten yolks, Add alternately the flour with which spices have been sifted and milk; add soda dissolved in one tablespoon warm water, raisins and nuts well floured and whites of eggs. The meals consumed by the first inhabitants, Russian emigrees, 19th century gold miners, and 21st century residents were very different.People currently living in Alaska with ties to other cultures (Chinese, Russian, Japanese etc.) all enjoy their own versions of "traditional meals." Native cuisine "Traditionally, Inuit dietary staples were seal, whale, caribou, walrus, polar bear, arctic hare, fish, birds, and berries.Seals were hunted all year round, and the Inuit found a use for almost every part of the animal.With the exception of the bitter gall bladder, all the meat was eaten, usually boiled or raw.