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Let's judge Food Network's list of Minnesota's 'most iconic dishes'

Wild rice soup? Absolutely. Turkey burgers? ... Sure?
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Minnesotans know no one understands Minnesota better than Minnesotans. So it's always fun to see an outsider's take on the quintessential Minnesota things.

The latest example: This Food Network list of the state's "most iconic dishes."

There are 20 total dishes – some are specific and even come with recommendations on where to get that dish (like Polish sausage at Kramarczuk's). Others are a bit more broad, like "pie." Just, all pie (though with a recommendation of New Scenic Café to get pie).

A few that really make sense?

Wild rice soup – Yep, that's legitimately Minnesotan.

Juicy LucyWherever you stand on the official origin, yes it's definitely ours.

Craft beer – Minnesota owns this space, so this pick checks out.

Pho – We've got one of the larger Vietnamese populations in the U.S., and well-liked pho spots are very prominent now.

But there are some uh, curious or weirdly specific picks too.

"Bar cookies" – This was almost a good pick, but they're just bars, Food Network.

Blueberry walnut pancakes – Why? Because northern Minnesota is "the land of blueberries" Food Network says (and sure they're popular but, "the land of blueberries?"), and Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis serves them. Sure.

Turkey burger – Minnesota has a lot of turkey farms (accurate), so Minnesotans "know what they're doing when it comes to cooking turkey."

Anyways, that's only a portion of the list. Check out the full thing here when you're done eating your grape salad during dinner tonight.

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