When Belgian Waffles Came to America

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At the World's Fair of 1964-65, MariePaule Vermersch and her family, Belgian immigrants to America, served Belgian waffles to eager eaters who were delighted by the taste and novelty of the hand-held waffle.

MariePaule and Steve Lipschutz, general manager of Wafels and Dinges in New York, join Dan to talk about MariePaule's role in American food history and Steve's attempt to return the Belgian waffle to its rightful place.

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Steve Lipschutz and MariePaule Vermersch

Hosted by:

Dan Pashman

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer
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