John Holcomb

United Plates

2008 I took each state's geographical outline and represented it as a food, but not necessarily a food that is associated with the state. This project has been featured in many places - Food Network, ReadyMade, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Serious Eats, etc. The project key can be found below.

Alabama - Hostess SnoBalls
Alaska - Biscuits and Gravy
Arizona - Swiss Cheese
Arkansas - Turkey Sandwich and Fries
California - Banana
Colorado - Denver Omelette on a plate
Connecticut - Microwave Dinner
Delaware - Fish and Chips
Florida - Honey Nut Cheerios
Georgia - A Bag of Peaches
Hawaii - Birthday Cake Crumbs
Idaho - Ice Cream Sundae
Illinois - Bacon Cheeseburger
Indiana - Asparagus
Iowa - Twinkies
Kansas - Doughnuts
Kentucky - Fried Chicken
Louisiana - Shrimp Po Boy
Maine - Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese
Maryland - Smith Island Cake
Massachusetts - Crab Cakes
Michigan - Bacon and Eggs
Minnesota - Beer
Mississippi - Pancakes, Eggs and Bacon
Missouri - Take-Out Chinese
Montana - Lasagna and Salad
Nebraska - Fresh Fruit
Nevada - Silverware
New Hampshire - Cup of Coffee
New Jersey - Cinnamon Rolls
New Mexico - Chopping Board
New York - Burger and Fries
North Carolina - Cherry Pie
North Dakota - Cream of Wheat
Ohio - Loaded Baked Potato
Oklahoma - Peeled Apple
Oregon - Spaghetti and Meatballs
Pennsylvania - Loaded Nachos
Puerto Rico - Corn on the Cob
Rhode Island - Saltine Cracker in Tomato Soup
South Carolina - Pizza
South Dakota - Milk Chocolate Bar
Tennessee - Hot Dog
Texas - Ribs, Fries, Baked Beans and Corn Bread
Utah - Birthday Cake
Vermont - Enchilada and Rice
Virginia - Mashed Potatoes
Washington DC - Pop Tart
Washington - Tacos, Beans and Rice
West Virginia - Chicken Pot Pie
Wisconsin - Cupcake
Wyoming - Monster Cookies