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.