A number of different foods are considered to be America's national dish, but none have been officially named as such. Some examples of classic American dishes include hamburgers, hot dogs, apple pie and Chicago-style pizza.
The national dish of Canada is a food called poutine, which is a high-calorie creation that consists of fries, cheddar cheese curds and gravy. The Canadian dish was originally seen in the province of Quebec, but can be found all around Canada and has spread to the United Kingdom and United States.
Some recipes for state dishes include Alaska's salmon candy, Arizona's pork chimichanga and Colorado's chili verde. Some other state foods include Georgia peach pie, Chicago-style deep dish pizza from Illinois and Utah's funeral potatoes.
The national dish of England is Yorkshire pudding and roast beef. Unofficially, curry comes in at a close second, as the United Kingdom has a National Curry Week.
Peking roast duck is widely considered to be China's national dish. This authentic and emblematic dish originated in the Yuan Dynasty, which existed from 1206-1368 A.D., and is well-known around the world.
Mole poblano is widely considered as the national dish of Mexico. Made with approximately 20 different ingredients, the mole poblano dish came from the mountain city of Puebla.
There is no single national dish of Italy, as each region has local variations on classic dishes. Dishes such as pizza, pasta, polenta and minestrone typify traditional Italian cuisine.
While many non-Spaniards consider paella to be the national dish of Spain, tortilla espanola, or Spanish omelet, is more widely consumed throughout the Iberian peninsula. Unlike the corn-based tortilla of Mexico, the Spanish tortilla is made from potatoes, eggs and onions.
In Argentina, when people get together to celebrate they enjoy a feast of grilled meats. This is called an asado, and it is the traditional food in a country famous for its beef.
The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1787. It symbolizes the power and strength of government and was chosen for its majestic beauty, strength and longevity.