Happy National Waffle Day, Everyone!
Sure, I had never heard of this holiday before I woke up this morning, but who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate on a late, summer Tuesday! And the Waffle is truly the fancy Queen of Breakfast foods.
Did you know that on this day in 1869 Cornelius Swarthout patented the first US Waffle Iron? International Waffle Day is celebrated on March 25th but as there are so many different types of Waffles, in America we celebrate our own variety on August 24th.
In fact, I had no idea that there were so many types of waffles out there. A quick read from Wikipedia will leave your mouth-watering for a few samples of these international delights. We can’t guarantee that all of this information is correct, but at least it gives us an idea of what to cook up in the kitchen.
Now, onto the celebration! Looking to throw a waffle party in your kitchen one morning? Or get super crazy and cook waffles for dinner? Look no further, your library has all you need to get started.
Breakfast & Brunch: Delicious Recipes to Start the Day by Tonia George lives up to the title. Waffles & beyond. Why not treat you and your whole family to a wonderful brunch feast one weekend morning? Perfect as the weather starts to cool.
The absolute way to celebrate National Waffle Day, Dorie Greenspan proposes recipes that will have us serving waffles from sunrise and beyond. Inside Waffles from Morning to Midnight, you’ll find all sorts of meals centered around everyone’s favorite breakfast food from savory to sweet. She’ll even give you tips on how to whip up a batch and freeze them for the future.
And I couldn’t help but throw in this fun title, Never Eat Soggy Waffles, by Patricia J. Murphy. Though it won’t help in the kitchen, it does offer advice on mnemonic devices, how to create them and why they work as study aides. A “tasty” treat for the start of a new school year.
So, head to the kitchen and put that waffle iron to use. Or at least pop in a few Eggos.
Shannon @ Scott