Friday, July 15th, 2011

Fancy Pants Waffles: My Family’s Addiction

Recently, my family has developed a fervent passion for a strange and somewhat pricey food item. And I don’t want you to think that we’re always living the High Life. Normally the fanciest edible that enters the house is some blocks of Belgian chocolate (because this is very necessary), or an obscenely expensive bottle of olive oil pressed from a single ancient tree in Puglia bought during a moment of insanity while shopping at Eataly, or silky Irish smoked salmon purchased from Russ & Daughters for holiday feasting. But suddenly I found myself laying down cold hard cash for a weekly supply of the household’s new love: Italian waffles called pizzelles…What are they? Round, thin, crispy waffles that are sometimes flavored with lemon, anise, or almond and come in little brown boxes and cost about $6 for a box of 20 at your finer supermarkets. I love to buy these for the fam because everyone enjoys them