The waffle iron, and, thus, the waffle were invented quite a long time ago. In fact, a late 14th century manuscript actually contains a recipe involving eggs, flour, salt, wine, and cheese, cooked between two griddles.
We also have artwork from the early 1500s depicting waffles. This one is from a much larger painting called Battle of Carnival and Lent by Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The men in it are playing dice for the waffles (I still don’t get the waffle hat. Maybe it’s a carnival thing.).
Frances I, king of France from 1494-1547, is said to have loved his waffles. He definitely had his own personal waffle iron, made from silver. That’s my kind of waffle iron!
“Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.”