Chicken and Waffles (1871)

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   "The Food Timeline" gives 1938 for "chicken and waffles."  "City chicken"
is dated to 1946.  This is way off for both chickens.
FOODWAYS (2002), pg. 132:  "Pennsylvania Dutch waffles could also be used for simple
meals, dispensing with the sugar and spices, and served like toast with
chicken or meat and a thick gravy, thus elevating them to the level of a main
course or substitute roast.  Chicken and waffles was a particularly popular
combination among the Dutch of central Pennyslvania well into the 1920s."
   "Chicken and waffles" is not in the OED, not in DARE, and not in John
Mariani's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN FOOD AND DRINK (1999).  I'll give the American
Periodical Series Online a check later today.

Title:  Wanted: a Pedigree ([1871])
Author: Finley, Martha, (1828-1909)
Print Source:   Wanted--a pedigree
Finley, Martha,
New York : Dodd, Mead, [1871].
Extent: xii, 528 p.
Pages with Hits
<A HREF=";cc=wright2;sid=71ce4398299798f0da9188e14ad3cadc;q1=chicken%20and%20waffles;idno=Wright2-0903;view=image;seq=0170">Page 340-341</A> 1 match of "chicken and waffles
Pg. 341:  "Aunt Dinah's chicken and waffles will be getting cold, and the
good old soul will be quite vexed and troubled."

<A HREF="">p. 973</A> 1 match of 'chicken and waffles' in: Title:  Harper's new monthly
magazine. / Volume 88, Issue 528
Publisher:  Harper & Bros.  Publication Date:   May, 1894
City:   New York    Pages:  1040
   "You can get bully fried chicken and waffles."

   13 January 1883, STEVENS POINT JOURNAL (Stevens Point, Wisconsin), pg. 8?,
col. 5:
   The _Interior_ ascribes the frequency of divorce in New England, so much
commented on in Massachusettsw of late, to too much attention to the head and
too little to the stomach.  "It is not in human nature to stand so much of
George Eliot with so little to eat.  Who ever heard of getting a divorce from a
girl who knows the mysteries of fried chicken and waffles?"

   15 October 1887, MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT (Placerville, California), pg.4?, col.
   Afterward when ever she knew Brewster was to take dinner at our house we
had waffles and chicken that beat the world.--_Pittsburg Dispatch_.

   19 September 1889. INDIANA DEMOCRAT (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg. 3?, col.
   On Wednesday night of last week a party of our young poeple drove to
Shelocta for chicken and waffles.

   15 April 1891, INDIANA WEEKLY MESSENGER (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg. 3?,
col. 3:
   Just  while our spirits were at the lowest ebb an invitation came from the
proprietor of the Clawson House to come down and partake of chicken and

   8 June 1893, INDIANA COUNTY GAZETTE (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg.3?, col.
   TEN couples of our young folks enjoedy (sic) chicken and waffles at the
residence of Mr. Jack Hauxhurst, Friday night.

   16 December 1896, INDIANA PROGRESS (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg.1, col. 6:
   Chicken and waffles, oysters, fruits and all the good things of the season
will be served.

   29 September 1897, INDIANA MESSENGER (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg.3?, col.
   There will be fruits, ice cream, oysters, chicken and waffles and other
good things to eat and all will be sold at bargain prices.

   15 November 1898, STAR SENTINEL (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), pg. 3?, col.
   Wednesday night, Chicken and Waffles, 25 cents.

   18 January 1901, NEWS (Frederick, Maryland), pg. 3?, col. 3:
   The menu embraced fried chicken and waffles, baked ham and rolls, broiled
sausage and Maryland biscuits, homemade bread, water crackers, cucumber
pickles, cabbage pickle, apple and peach butter, preserved strawberries, golden
syrup, honey, smearcase and giner crackers, coffee and tea.

   27 December 1906, INDIANA EVENING GAZETTE (Indiana, Pennsylvania), pg.1,
col. 5:
   The party made merry rehearsing old school-time stories and incidentally
partaking of some of Mrs. Hauxhurst's famous chicken and waffles.

   4 February 1910, GETTYSBURG TIMES (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), pg. 1, col.
   After enjoying a delicious supper of chicken and waffles all departed for
their homes.

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