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(NPR)   The South rises again to take down all those cotton-pickin' horsefeathered gotdamn Yankees who have the nerve, I say the gumption, I say the sheer unmitigated gall, to call something like chicken and waffles a "southern dish"   (npr.org) divider line 22
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2013-02-15 03:40:48 PM  
3 votes:
uptownflavor.com
2 or 3 pieces of fried chicken, dusted in flour and fried crispy next to a plate of thin waffles that have a dollop of butter and some syrup. This isn't rocket science, people. As one of the older and well-traveled Farkers, this dish would NOT be something you would have found in traditional Southern or a 'soul food' kitchen or diner. It is definitely 'Southern-style' fried chicken, but also agree that Roscoe's in Upland, CA put the dish on the map. Hollywood and LA entertainers popularized the dish and I've heard dozens of references in movies and tv. In the 80's and 90's the dish began to appear around Atlanta, NY, Savannah, Charleston. It's what urban or trendy restaurants imagine Southern/soul food to be.

My 2 cents
2013-02-15 03:16:46 PM  
2 votes:

TheJoe03: More soul food than southern but there's a lot of crossover between black and southern culture.


A Yankee transplant friend of mine took me to a "soul food" place in Macon the first day I moved there. I'm from Tennessee, and I told him it was just "food."
2013-02-15 03:04:24 PM  
2 votes:
"Black thing" + political correctness = "Southern thing"
2013-02-15 02:16:40 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.
2013-02-15 04:50:55 PM  
1 votes:
If it were a southern thing, the chicken would be wrapped in the waffle and deep fried like a corn dog.
2013-02-15 03:56:08 PM  
1 votes:
I hope people continue to misunderstand chicken and waffles or think it's gross or just not like it because I don't want it to become the next "Hawaiian" pizza or chipotle seasoning or anything else that becomes "the next big thing" so I just end up looking like every other schmuck because I eat chicken and waffles.

I like chicken and waffles. I am my own schmuck. Not the schmuck that society dictates me to be.
2013-02-15 03:11:43 PM  
1 votes:

Mose: wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.

You can tell that was written by a moron.  Why would you wring a dead chicken's neck anyway?

Anyway, chicken was never breakfast food on my family's farm.  It was usually eggs, toast and ham or bacon.  That was second breakfast, after chores, anyway.  Bowl of oatmeal or cereal before chores.


Just a typo.  Should be "ring it's neck".  Little-known fact:  A freshly-killed chicken can be rung like a bell, and was once used for calling farmhands back from the fields for brunch.
2013-02-15 02:53:02 PM  
1 votes:
It wasn't 10 years ago that gourmet grits were all the rage in The City.  10 years before that Red Fish was popularized there, too.
2013-02-15 02:49:53 PM  
1 votes:
Always assumed it was a west coast thing.  Don't need any chicken on my waffle, just don't try to give me any corn syrup and pretend it came from a maple tree.  I want reduced tree sap only on my breakfast, thank you.
2013-02-15 02:48:12 PM  
1 votes:
Step one - butter the waffle.
Step two - rip up a few chunks of fried chicken
Step three - place chicken on waffle like it was a thick fluffy soft taco shell
Step four - drizzle with syrup & hot sauce
Step five - eat the hell out of chicken & waffles

Sweet, salty, spicy, chewy, crunchy, and meaty all at once.
2013-02-15 02:48:08 PM  
1 votes:
Eggs and waffles are good. Why wait till it's a chicken.
2013-02-15 02:46:10 PM  
1 votes:
More soul food than southern but there's a lot of crossover between black and southern culture.
2013-02-15 02:43:52 PM  
1 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.


Now I just want smoked salmon and blinis.
2013-02-15 02:43:52 PM  
1 votes:

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


Why should the South suck it?  We don't have a dog in this fight.  Take it up with New York, home of every other bastardized ethnic cuisine in this country.
2013-02-15 02:37:34 PM  
1 votes:

super_grass: It's a black people dish.

Black people aren't necessarily southern, see: Detroit.


RIGHT!  I totally missed the part of American History where black people started growing out of the ground in Detroit one day, or maybe... maybe it was the chapter where free Africans emigrated directly to Michigan, circumventing the slave trade entirely.

/ Really gotta keep sharp on this stuff...
2013-02-15 02:37:22 PM  
1 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.


How about a bong and a blintz?
2013-02-15 02:35:43 PM  
1 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Why, I say why would you need to eat me with waffles?

/ I make my own syrup, I do.  You heard me, boy.
2013-02-15 02:34:42 PM  
1 votes:

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


Seriously - it's totally random.  Like serving hot dogs and candy canes together or fish and donuts.
2013-02-15 02:33:58 PM  
1 votes:
It's a black people dish.

Black people aren't necessarily southern, see: Detroit.
2013-02-15 02:33:57 PM  
1 votes:

Shostie: Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.

Sort of like a southerner who goes off to college in the north and comes back all uppity.


See, you say "uppity"; we say "not a farking moron"
2013-02-15 02:33:25 PM  
1 votes:

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


You are not right!
2013-02-15 02:19:33 PM  
1 votes:
I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.
 
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