I don't really know why, but I have always been really fascinated by US geography. I can still identify all 50 states and capitals, so when I found the Teaching Across the USA and Beyond linky at Here's an Idea, I had to participate.
I've lived in Iowa for 16 years, but I'm originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I know it's unusual to give the county name rather than the town, but that's how it is there. You can read a little more about it at my Travel Traditions post. Anyway, I decided to represent both states.
They aren't just for the Iowa State Fair. You can get them hot at the grocery store, and we even serve them for school lunches. (For the fantastic nutritional value, obviously.)
I've never really been a big fan of shoo-fly pie. It's okay, but not my first choice for a dessert. The story I've always heard is that when the Amish ladies made these pies, they were so delicious that they constantly had to shoo the flies away.
Tell me where you live and what you eat in the comments, and if you have a blog, go link up!