10/20/21 Wednesday OT: Whatever


Savory and sweet collide for a soulful celebration of flavor on October 20th as we celebrate National Chicken and Waffles Day. Imagine a world where ingredients of every spice and spirit find their way into the honeycombs of thick and crispy waffles. Well, that day has arrived.

From LA to NYC, this quintessential meal of the rural south made a slow migration to the urban communities to the north and west. But, as odd as it seems, chicken and waffles have been around for more than 150 years. And while no one knows who first put chicken and waffles on the same plate together, we do know the meal was a staple of both African-American cooks and the Pennsylvania Dutch. Part breakfast part supper, everyone can enjoy Chicken and Waffles any time of the day.

The meal also serves up some hearty combinations. Our only limit is our imaginations. Not only does #ChickenAndWafflesDay bring together two food groups, but it also unites others. For example, friends and families, communities and organizations, and multiple generations.