Apple pie might not be the first food that comes to mind when you think New York, but whatever you are picturing (probably pizza, bagels, or dirty water dogs) is likely more representative of NYC in particular. Its "Big Apple" nickname dovetails nicely with actual apples, New York's state fruit. And what's more American than this classic dessert? Our current commander-in-chief may be more likely to eat one from a paper McDonald's sleeve, but it's much more rewarding (and delicious) to make your own.
New York Presidents (7): Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Trump