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National Waffle Day in the US

24 Aug 2020  Mon

Many countries have designated various days as celebrations of certain types of food and dishes. On August 24 every year, many Americans treat themselves to delicious waffles in honor of National Waffle Day.

The first known waffle recipe dates back to the late 14th century. Although the recipe was found in a French anonymous manuscript named Le Ménagier de Paris (“The Parisian Household Cookbook”), Belgium was the first country where waffles became popular. Today Belgian-style waffles are famous all over the world.

Waffles were brought to America by European immigrants. Waffles were brought to America by European immigrants. In America, waffles are a popular breakfast food. They can be served with butter, maple syrup, honey, powdered sugar, fruit and berries, ice cream, and even bacon.

National Waffle Day in the United States is celebrated on August 24 because on this day in 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received the patent for the first US waffle iron. National Waffle Day in the United States is celebrated on August 24 because on this day in 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received the patent for the first US waffle iron.

The above stamp is the Swedish Stamp issued in the year 2010. The stamp depicts Delicious Swedish Delicacies - Waffles in the shape of Hearts and Cloudberries.

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