These recipes showcase just some of the foods that South Dakota is famous for. “The Mount Rushmore State” was the 40th state to join the U.S.A in 1889. It’s home to Mount Rushmore (obviously), but also Wind Cave National Park and Badlands National Park.
When we visited South Dakota on our epic road trip across America, we discovered that rhubarb is a favorite there. Especially at the Purple Pie Place in Custer, which has not one but FOUR pies featuring the unusual vegetable: Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno, and Bumbleberry.
Many South Dakota foods reflect the heritage of its people like its state dessert, Kuchen, and salted half-inch cubes of lamb or beef that are fried or grilled known as Chislic, both of which were brought to the Dakotas by Germans-from-Russia.