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National Waffle Day!

August 24, 2022

August 24 is National Waffle Day! 🧇🧇🧇

Did you know that Americans have been enjoying waffles for some 400 years? Dutch Americans in New Amsterdam (later New York) and the Mid-Atlantic brought waffles with them from Europe.

Thought they have European roots, Americans have made waffles distinctly our own – both maple syrup (a North American discovery) and fried chicken were first paired with waffles in America. 🍗🧇🍯

Waffles are formed using some sort of iron – in colonial days, this often consisted of a hinged cast-iron device that could be used over an open fire. It wasn’t until August 24, 1869 that the first patent for a stovetop waffle iron was issued in Troy, New York.

Still life with waffles, circle of Georg Flegel, 17th century


August 24, 2022
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