Marisa McClellan's blog is called Food in Jars. She was kind enough to share with us a little about her waffle iron collection. The photos in this post and the note below are from her.
She's up for an award from Saveur magazine for best special interest blog. Vote for Marisa here.
If you'd like to read about my waffle iron, you can find that write-up here. (Hark! The sound of a thousand mouse buttons clicking!)
I come from a family with serious opinions about waffle irons. My father believes that no waffle iron produced after 1970 is worth the parts it was made from. During my formative years, he managed to pass his devotion to the classic irons, with curved chrome exteriors and reversible cast iron plates, on to me.
My mother and I were regular thrift store shoppers and so never left a Goodwill or Salvation Army without scouring the shelves for these older models. The curse of a vintage waffle iron lover is that they are always just one short away from uselessness. If your Saturday morning satisfaction is dependent on the appearance of a perfectly browned waffle, it is important to have at least one iron in reserve. Two or three is even better.
These days, I have two vintage irons and one newer Calphalon model in my waffle arsenal. There was a time when I had four, but when my husband moved in a couple of years ago, it seemed prudent to divest. There is only so much space that you can devote to waffle irons when two people live together in an 1,100 square foot apartment.
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Waffleizer was conceived to provide 30 answers to the question "Will it waffle?"
Now here we are, fifteen recipes down and fifteen to go.
This is a good time to thank again the chefs and bloggers who have collaborated with me on Waffleizer so far. Most of them agreed to do it before the blog had even launched. And I appreciate that.
I am very excited about what's coming up on this blog.
I am also maddeningly coy.