THPL is all about authenticity. Authenticity goes beyond just being of undisputed origin; or genuine – it says that we are talking about the essence of object – that it is beyond reproach – the real deal. And when you think about what analogies bring a true authentic feeling to life, one that could fit into how we want to live THPL, there are a few that come to mind. For today, the one, to think about is a truly classic American food entrée.
Yes, Chicken and Waffles, it is an American original, truly authentic. Hard to say for sure if it was first served in the late1700’s but it dates back way in our history. And what we know is that this unusual combination of foods is beloved by many people who are influenced by traditions of soul food passed down from generations of American families. Its popularity was rekindled in Harlem in the 1930’s and 40s’ and today is a true example of tradition, history, authenticity and high performance because in this dish is a soul and a purpose and not just a plate of food.
Loving Life and a plate of authenticity