Is blue crab a meat?

That's an important question if you're from Maryland and wondering why Slate slotted corned ham as what could be the state's official meat.

Slate has an interactive map (see below).  It showcases each state plus the District (and Luxembourg for some reason).  Many of the states are no-brainers.  Of course, Texas would get brisket.  Tofu is a perfect choice for California.

But, there are a few surprises.

Slate writer L.V. Anderson writes that blue crab is "more like an edible bug than a meat," for the record.






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