National Waffle Week

From a site named Gone Ta Pott, of all things, here are some fun facts about waffles:

  • The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.
  • The first Waffle House restaurant opened on Labor Day in 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA.
  • Each year Waffle House customers eat more than 334,000 pounds of pecans in their waffles.

The word “waffle” first appeared in the English language in 1725, coming to us from the Dutch waffel. The first true waffles – those with sugar and leavening – began appearing in the 16th century.

Similar to a pancake, waffles can be topped with whatever takes you fancy. One of the great things about waffles is that you can whip up a big batch of them on the weekend, and freeze them for eating all during the following week

Of course, the place on the Web to visit is the Waffle House site. where their motto is: We are not in the food business… We are in the people business.” And you can purchase a T-shirt which says, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Pancakes” as well as perusing their recipes and reading more about the history of waffles.

It’s easy to find recipes for waffles on the Web, if you want to try your hand at some. If you need a place to start, try All Recipes.


Here are a few quotes about waffles:

You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!–Lauren Myracle

We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.–Leslie Knope

Waffles are just awesome bread.–John Green

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

I put fruit on top of my waffles, because I want something to brush off.–Mitch Hedberg

Way, way back in the day, like in the 1990s, if you wanted to tell everyone you ate waffles for breakfast, you couldn’t just go on the Internet and tweet it out. There was only one way to do it. You had to go outside and scream at the top of your lungs, ‘I ate waffles for breakfast!’ That’s why so many people ended up in institutions. They seemed crazy, but when you think about it, they were just ahead of their time.–Ellen DeGeneres

I’ve waffled before. I’ll waffle again.–Howard Dean

And yes, every diner claims their waffles are the best waffles in the world. But somewhere, in some town, there really are the best waffles – so rich, and so gold-brown, and so delicious that anyone tasted them would decide never to leave that town. Somewhere, those waffles exist. Why can’t it be here?–Leslie Knope

He gave her a look that you could have poured on a waffle.–Ring Lardner, Jr.

I have always loved Waffle House. It’s been like an oasis in the desert many times late at night after one of my concerts.–Trace Adkins

I am faced with a bruising dilemma: pay to fix the dishwasher or continue serving everything in waffle cones.–Dana Gould

Even for the most excitable preacher, there was nothing inherently sinful about a waffle.–Simon Schama

Why can’t I just eat my waffle.–Barack Obama

The amount of pleasure I get from sneaking waffle into hotels is not normal.–Audrey Kitching

Every time I read ROFL, I hear Scooby Doo trying to say waffle.–Unknown

I mean, am I living the dream? I don’t know. Did I also just walk past a food truck and buy myself a waffle sundae? Yes!–Leslie Knope

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