Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Waffle Day!

Image result for waffle day imagesWhat could be a tastier way to start a day than with a plate of homemade waffles? Well, if you enjoy waffles, today is a day to celebrate as it is Waffle Day! I thought it would be fun to share a few waffle fun facts with you which I found on-line . . . did you know . . .
  • The birth of the waffle dates back to the middle ages, where they were cooked over a fire using two metal plates with wooden handles. The plates back then often had the grid pattern we know today, but some waffles had fancier designs, like a coat of arms, a landscape, etc.
  • It was the Pilgrims who introduced the waffle to America. After all, how could one face unknown hardships without such a beloved comfort food?
  • The World’s Record for the largest waffle weighed 110 lb 3.68 oz (50 kg) and was created by Stichting Gouda Oogst (Netherlands) in Nieuwe Markt, Gouda, Netherlands, on 29 June 2013. The waffle had a diameter of 2.47 m (8 ft 1.24 in).
  • Patrick Bertoletti holds the record for eating 29 waffles in ten minutes in 2007, beating fellow eating champion, Joey Chestnut in the World Waffle Eating Championships
  • There are several varieties of waffles, which include American, Belgian, Scandinavian, Liège, Hong Kong, and Dutch stroopwafels.
These "facts" are interesting, but the most interesting "fact" for me, is with peanut butter and blueberry jam they are extremely tasty!  What is your favorite way to eat waffles? 

Happy Waffle Day!

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