Dive, the Midwest is a rich and varied food tapestry; Germany’s a minor thread. What’s the furthest West you’ve been?
You’ve got All the major Meat Groups & all the important vegatables-potatoes, carrots, and green beans + fruits like tomatoes.
I didn’t think any food groups disappeared when you crossed the Mississippi, but I was looking for some dishes I didn’t realize had midwest origins or ones I should be made aware of other than meat pies. I’ve gone west all the way to the coast. Just didn’t stop in the Dakotas on the way.