Will It Waffle?
53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron (Will It...?)
“This book is pure culinary fun!” —Gale Gand, pastry chef, author, restaurateur, and TV personality
Cooking food on your waffle iron is not just a novelty but an innovation that leads to a great end product, all while giving the cook the bonus pleasure of doing something cool, fun, and vaguely nerdy (or giving a reluctant eater―your child, say―a great reason to dig in).
The Ease! Waffled Bacon and Eggs: First, waffle the bacon—fast, crisp, and no burnt edges—then the eggs, for lacy whites and perfect yolks (thanks, bacon fat).
The Melt! Waffled Macaroni and Cheese: Waffled leftover mac ‘n’ cheese is a decadent grilled cheese sandwich—golden, buttery exterior and soft, cheesy insides.
The Dimples! Spaghetti and Waffled Meatballs: That’s right—cook meatballs in a waffle iron and create dimples where the sauce can pool.
The Cool Factor! Waffled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Break out the waffle iron when it’s time for dessert, and make soft, gooey cookies with grid marks. No oven required.
“Dan Shumski’s genius lies in asking not what his waffler can do for him, but what he can stuff into his waffler, and following that question through to all of its delicious conclusions”
—J.Kenji Lopez-Alt (The Food Lab and seriouseats.com)
Praise For Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron (Will It...?)…
—J. Kenji López-Alt, The Food Lab and seriouseats.com
“Whether curious, rebellious, or short on cooking equipment, readers who try recipes such as waffled chicken fingers and red velvet waffle ice cream sandwiches will delight in discovering whether or not they will waffle as promised…”
“WILL IT WAFFLE? Spoiler alert: It will. Cooking everything in a waffle iron turns out to be fun.”
—The New York Times
“A book about the only food that matters.”
“Break out the waffle iron!”
"Will It Waffle? Why didn't you tell me about this . . . sooner?"
—Deb Perelman, smittenkitchen.com
“Pair this book with that waffle iron you never use and some lazy mornings or afternoons for some simple fun in the kitchen.”
—KCRW Good Food
Workman Publishing Company, 9780761176466, 224pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
About the Author
Daniel Shumski is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. Between stints at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, he worked for a Midwestern heirloom apple orchard. His first book, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron, won praise from the New York Times, People magazine, and Food52. He lives in Montreal.