Here's the Story of How Chicken & Waffles Was Born Out of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s

In this video from Great Big Story, learn how the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s led to the creation of an essential late night food item: Chicken & Waffles.

Nothing beats the sweet and savory soul food combo that is chicken and waffles. But, was it meant for breakfast or dinner? Turns out, for the man credited with the dish's creation: it was both. Joseph T. Wells was a restaurateur in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and the chicken and waffles dish for which he became known was the fuel for this American cultural movement.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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