American food traditions are steeped in this country's diverse and varied history and are not at all consistent from one area to the next. This week, we're traveling from one coast to the other, examining the foods and traditions that make each region unique, and our first stop is in the birthplace of these fine 50 states: the East Coast.
It isn't difficult to come up with a list of iconic foods originating along the Atlantic. With some of the oldest American food traditions introduced since the Constitution was scribed, the region running from Maine down to Maryland boasts a plethora of delicacies that take advantage of the bountiful land and sea and the blending of cultural food practices. Care to take the tour? Keep reading for our guidebook!