24 August 2011

When Keyboards and Waffles Mix

It's National Waffle Day!
Waffle Day is the holiday that you can waffle on issues and decisions. And, it certainly is a day to eat waffles.

The "holiday" marks the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron, which Cornelius Swarthout received on August 24, 1869.

A Quick Waffle History Lesson
13th Century A.C. - Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.
- The pilgrims bring Dutch "wafles" to America.
- The word "waffle" - with two "f"s - appears in English print for the first time.
Late 1800's
- Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.
- Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.
- Frank Dorsa's Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time. (A dark day)
- Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife's Brussels Waffle recipe to the World's Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.

And how bad do you want a waffle right now? Be sure to honor the waffle today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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