The word “waffle”, as we know it today, first appeared in English language in a 1725 printing of Court Cookery, by Robert Smith (according to the Wikipedia article). Did you know that there are more than 10 different types of waffles? Well, let’s start with this recipe. It is based on the Belgian style of waffle, the most popular one here in North America.
Do you know that August 24th is National Waffle Day in the USA? It's the anniversary of patenting of the first US waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. In Sweden, National Waffle Day is on March 25th. In India, National Waffle Day is celebrated July 19th. Why is it that we don't have a National Waffle day in Canada? We should pick a date, don't you think :)!