March 25 is International Waffle Day

March 25, 2014 at 6:40 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Waffles

Interesting Food Facts about Waffles

  1. International Waffle day originated in Sweden.
  2. Vårfrudagen, a Swedish name for “Our Lady’s Day” sounds (in Swedish) like Våffel-dagen (waffle day).
  3. Waffles are descended from the flat cakes baked in ancient Greece. These cakes were prepared with cheese and herbs and cooked between two metal plates.
  4. The waffles we know today first appeared in the Middle Ages.
  5. Thomas Jefferson’s Belgian cook brought one of the first waffle irons to the US.

Quote of the Day

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” – Mitch Hedberg

Fun Fact:

The word “waffle” is from the Dutch, meaning “wafer”.

Eggo Waffles were first brought into supermarket freezer sections in 1953.

Parry Gripp created a song called “Do You Like Waffles” because of his love of waffles.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1775 Pecan Day. George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon…

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