Q: Where did the annual waffle party begin?
A: Baltimore, MD
Q: What’s the most important element of a waffle party?
A: The cool people who attend them, and the other amazing people who also host them!
Q: Is there really a waffle party holiday? When is it?
A: There is an International Waffle Day (March 25) which originated in Sweden, and a U.S. Waffle Day (August 24)
Q: How many waffle irons have you owned?
A: Right now I have just two; at one point I had six. Having replaced three or four over the years, I’ve probably had a total of ten.
Q: What is the combined wattage of your waffle irons?
A: Size matters more than wattage! Actually, that’s not true–wattage matters a lot. I actually need to recalculate this. At the peak of my waffle iron collecting, I believe it was around 6,200. But I don’t run them all at once. I’m careful to turn them off AND unplug them right after we’re done, because that would be a lot of wasted energy. The nice thing is that waffles cook relatively quickly, making the iron a reasonably efficient baking method.
Q: What’s the most bizarre topping anyone’s ever brought to a Waffle Party?
A: It all depends upon how you define it!
Q: What are your favorite kinds of waffles?
A: Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside! Vegan yeast-powered waffles and buckwheat waffles are both pretty tasty. I really enjoy the Umami Mama Waffles in The Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook.