When it comes to expanding the boundaries of the waffle iron beyond just waffles, making dessert doesn't seem like such a stretch. Moving from waffles to waffled s'mores (aka s'moreffles) doesn't require the sort of mental recalibration that moving from waffles to, say, a nicely waffled filet mignon might require. (And, yes, recipes for both are in the book.)
So I think dessert is a great entry point for the book. And I'm happy to say that if you sign up for the Blue Plate Special email newsletter, you can download a free ebook with five dessert recipes from "Will It Waffle?". It's that simple. You will be making s'moreffles in no time. Or waffled oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Or waffled pineapple dusted with chili powder. You get the idea.
The events section of this site has been updated with a ton of waffling events at bookstores around the country. If there's an event near you, check it out! You'll also find details there about my upcoming stops in Chicago, Milwaukee, the Bay Area, Seattle and Phoenix.
To answer a question I received last weekend in Georgia: No, I do not travel with a waffle iron in my bag.
It rides on the seat next to me.
I'm kidding — about at least one of those things.
Andy, Greg and Nathan were kind enough to invite me onto the Table Set podcast. We started out chatting a little bit and eventually the guys went off to waffle on their own. I think you'll like what they came up with (after a little detour through some alternately frightening and funny Betty Crocker territory).
The finer points of traveling with a waffle iron are also discussed.
It's a great listen. Click the image to the right or download it through iTunes.