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Yes, I got the idea from when jackaluk asked me if I had tried Sweden's national dish "surströmming". I had no idea it was a national dish of ours and I'm going to bring up the idea in parliament to publicly slap whoever came up with making surströmming a national dish.

For bonus points I'm including the national liquor.

List of national dishes

List of U.S. state foods (lol at illinois state foods)

List of national liquors

Anywho, in Sweden we have meatballs, kräftskiva and (for some god damn reason) surströmming. Meatballs you all know of but have you heard of a kräftskiva? It'a basically shellfish and liquor. If you haven't tried it you haven't lived.

It looks like this:



Typical swedes during a kräftskiva:



Surströmming is "consisting of fermented Baltic herring. Surströmming is sold in cans, which often bulge during shipping and storage, due to the continued fermentation. When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odor, which explains why the dish is often eaten outdoors. A Japanese study has shown that the smell of a newly opened can of surströmming is the most putrid smell of food in the world, beating similar fermented fish dishes such as the Korean Hongeohoe or Japanese Kusaya.[1]". Go Sweden!



I'm assuming the woman died moments later.

Additional info on how vile it is:

In August 2011, a blogger for a major Swiss newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, wrote that "the biggest challenge when eating surströmming is to vomit only after the first bite, as opposed to before." [8]

In 1981, a German landlord evicted a tenant without notice after the tenant spread surströmming brine in the apartment building's staircase. In the subsequent trial, the court ruled that the termination was justified when the defendant's (i.e., the landlord's) party demonstrated their case by opening a can inside the courtroom. The court concluded that it "had convinced itself that the disgusting smell of the fish brine far exceeded the degree that fellow tenants in the building could be expected to tolerate."[9]
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#6
Cheeseburger



And Bourbon



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#8
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I was sarcastically thinking "probably hamburgers".


It was hamburgers.



USA also has state foods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_foods

Illinois has popcorn as a state food
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#9
America would have to be pizza or tacos. Classic American food.
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#10
Roasted sheep's head and fish in lye. I don't know where people got these disgusting food ideas from.
#12
Is it poutine? It's probably poutine.

edit
yep poutine, buttertarts, and whiskey. am proud.
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As a Hoosier, I can testify that sugar cream pie is ****ing amazing.
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#14
Poutine?

Actually it's really more a french Canadian thing. More specifically Quebec-type of thing.
But man oh man, it's awesome, especially when they make it right with the st-albert cheese curds. LAWDY LAWD!!
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Is it poutine? It's probably poutine.

I was going to say beaver tails, but I'm pretty sure like everyone in frozen lands has those.
#17
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As a Hoosier, I can testify that sugar cream pie is ****ing amazing.

I think It's pretty overrated personally, it it's still pretty good.
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#18
I didn't even know there were state foods but somehow I got cranberries and corn. Boring as shit.
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Indiana buddies, I feel like we should have corn as one of ours too. Just 'cuz.
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#21
Sweet corn ftw
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#23
Fish and chips. Or if you want to single me out because Im cornish. PASTYS.

Poutines are epic. (I lived in NB for two years haha)
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#24
I'm honestly surprised Canada's national drink isn't milk in bags.


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I hope you go choke on some surströmming


Yeah well... have fun with your hamburgers, they're everywhere
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#25
Belgium:


We invented the French Fries, so yea, this is our national dish.
Also Waffles, chocolate and beer.
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#26
Fårikål - literally "mutton in cabbage".



Shit tastes awful. We even have a national fårikål day, apparently.
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Indiana buddies, I feel like we should have corn as one of ours too. Just 'cuz.


This makes sense. We can't forget soy, either.
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Fish and chips. Or if you want to single me out because Im cornish. PASTYS.

Poutines are epic. (I lived in NB for two years haha)


My cousins are from NB.

We wanted to have lobster one night. So we took a short drive to beach, saw a few fishing boats at the dock, asked him if we could buy some lobster off of him. FRESH lobster, was probably out of the water less than an hour before we ate it.
#31
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I didn't even know there were state foods but somehow I got cranberries and corn. Boring as shit.

No shit it's boring, you live in Wisconsin.
#33
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Belgium:


We invented the French Fries, so yea, this is our national dish.
Also Waffles, chocolate and beer.


Then you should know they're called chips
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#34
My state has key lime pie and oranges. I'm ok with that.
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No shit it's boring, you live in Wisconsin.


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#36
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Then you should know they're called chips

... You live in England and you should know they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS


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Fårikål - literally "mutton in cabbage".

Shit tastes awful. We even have a national fårikål day, apparently.

**** you, that tastes amazing. Of all the weird shit, you choose the one thing that's actually edible
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