The waffle evolved from its birth over
a 13th century fire to a 20th century
toaster waffle. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST.
National Waffle Week is the second week in September. That means this is your weekend to celebrate waffles. We have some suggestions, of course.
Read the history of waffles. It includes recipe ideas for a “waffle frolic” (the original waffle party, stemming from the late 1700s) to creative recipe ideas and a waffle glossary featuring different types of waffles. Here’s one fact: In 1789, Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron back from Europe (along with a pasta machine) when he returned from his service as Minister to France.