The waffle It’s one of the most popular breakfasts in the worldand perhaps one of the most enjoyed too. The person responsible for this is, without a doubt, the hollywood cinemawhich constantly presents us with breakfasts where adults and children alike enjoy soft, grid-shaped bread adorned with fresh fruit, butter, and honey.
And although many of us associate waffles with the United States, its origin goes back to places and times far away. It is said that the origin of this soft bread comes from the neolithic erawhen the first men cooked a kind of rustic pancake made with some ground cereal and cooked it on hot stones. The recipeof course evolved.
What is hard to believe is that a waffle is equally related to the Greeks or to the creation of sports shoes, but it is. If you want learn more about the history of the waffleWe invite you to continue reading this article and why not, to enjoy it with a waffle sandwich to celebrate with all the mood the International Waffle Daycelebrated on March 25.
The waffle story
After that first attempt at a loaf, in the ancient Greeceduring the iron agewhen some breads called oblongs OR Warriorswho took the name of the metal plates iron with which the bread mixture was pressed. This was eaten alone or accompanied by cheese and some herbs.
The word Waffle comes from old german Wafflethat relates to words fabric or honeycombso it can be inferred that the bread was later known in this way because of its shape.
Over time, the term Waffle turned into Waffleto french term with which was designated the wafersthat is, the waffles. Waffles began to be known in other countries, and so it was that one day, the Dutch waffle recipe reached North America in the 17th century, with immigrants from that country.
However, it was not until 1789 when Thomas JeffersonShortly before he became the third president of the United States, he returned from a tour of france with the first waffle iron in America, and which of course had the typical net shape.
The Belgian waffle was an impressive success in its day, but almost two centuries so that the Belgian Maurice Vermersch fashioned a peculiar way of serve the waffles in 1960Accompanied with cream, chocolate or honey.
The popularity of waffles reached such fame that in 1971, the Oregon track coach, bill bowerman was inspired by this bread while having breakfast, when looking for a way to create some tennis with good grip for the new artificial sports courts. the shape of the “inverted” studs obtained from a waffle makergave rise to lighter, more elastic, flexible soles with good traction.