Without Cornelius Swartwout, all the delicious vegan waffle recipes at waffleparty.com might not exist. On this day in 1869 he applied for the first U.S. waffle maker patent. So thanks, Cornelius, for your forward-thinking, off-the-grid creativity that has made countless vegan waffles possible. If you live in the U.S., happy National Waffle Day!
August 24, 2014