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Monday, September 29, 2014

Arkansas Food Twitter: fancy, vague

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:43 AM

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The Washington Post reports
on a study by researchers at the University of Arizona which examined 3.5 million tweets from October 2013 through May 2014 and featured a hashtag related to food or eating. The researchers did a state-by-state breakdown to determine which foods were most often mentioned on Twitter. What foods reigned supreme? In Texas: brisket, natch. In ritzy California, caviar is king. In New York...prunes!

Grits dominates in almost the entire South, but Arkansas? Oh, Arkansas. Entree! That is, pretty obviously, the lamest thing on this map. 

The Post explains the study's methodology: 

Then they sorted those tweets by the state they were written in, and looked at how frequently more than 800 foods were mentioned in each state.

Comparing the frequency with which a food was mentioned in one state with the average frequency with with that food is mentioned nationwide, they came up with this map of the country’s particular tastes.

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