Will It Waffle? by Daniel Shumski

Will It Waffle?

How many great ideas begin with a nagging thought in the middle of the night that should disappear by morning, but doesn’t? For Daniel Shumski, it was: Will it waffle? Hundreds of hours, countless messes, and 53 perfected recipes later, that answer is a resounding: Yes, it will! Steak? Yes! Pizza? Yes! Apple pie? Emphatically yes. And that’s the beauty of being a waffle iron chef—waffling food other than waffles is not just a novelty but a...

Details Will It Waffle?

TitleWill It Waffle?
Release DateAug 26th, 2014
PublisherWorkman Publishing
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food, Reference

Reviews Will It Waffle?

  • karen
    AUGUST PROJECT COMPLETED!THIS IS PT 2 OF AUG PROJECT. PT 1 CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...Wapple Pie (Waffled Apple Pie)WILL IT WAFFLE?this one involves more stovetopping than the others, but well worth it. first, you make the apple filling:then you make the waffle/pie crust batter and you fret because it looks yukkabut it makes tasty wafflesthen you stuff in the filling, like it's an actual pie!then you cover it all u...
  • Cheryl
    I'm not even done looking through it, and haven't tried any recipes, and yet I bought a copy ($1.13 currently on kindle). I love Shumski's approach - mostly regular food, mostly not too many ingredients, thoroughly tested, with a bit of an explanation of Why this one is a template, or What doesn't work when trying this, or Who loved this & why. With a waffle iron, it looks like I'll be able to get the crispy brown outside and the cooked insides o...
  • Eva Müller
    This book raises several questions:1) If you put blueberry muffin dough in a waffle-iron will you get blueberry-muffin-waffles or blueberry-waffles? (That's almost philosophical). Sure the consistency will be different but show me one person who won't go "Oh great blueberry waffles" when they see the result. (Or perhaps "Iekh! I hate blueberries!" But you get my point). Still apart from those and some chocolate-chip-cookie-waffles nothing in this...
  • Sheila
    I won a copy of this book from a First Reads giveaway here on Goodreads. I was curious about the idea because I have a waffle iron which I rarely (almost never) use! The book has many unique recipes for using your waffle iron. It is going to take me awhile to try many of these, and some, of course, I know I will never try. Favorites so far: Waffled Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast. (embedded layer of chocolate and whipped butter between waffled fre...
  • Bookstax
    I've seen my fair share of cook books, so many that I am kind of jaded. There are few that bring something new to the table. This one, however, enchanted me with its simplicity-- think using your waffle iron as a George Foreman grill, basically. Shumski gets props for loving the under-utilized waffle iron so much that he compiles a book of recipes to make it as useful as a microwave. Will I refer to this book repeatedly for recipes? No. Will I re...
  • Heather
    This book is guaranteed to top my list of favorite cookbooks. It opens with a very brief chapter on the tools and techniques to know before getting started. The inclusion of historical waffle factoids is a nice additional feature.The recipes are nicely laid out with full color photos accompanying each one. This cookbook includes recipes for every meal - complete with side items and dessert. Several recipes include variations and several others co...
  • Amber
    While some people may argue, "Why not just buy a George Forman Grill?!" I'll say, "because I just cooked a Filet Mignon steak in a waffle iron and it tastes better with WAFFLE MARKS." Being a fan of wafflizer.com for a while, I'm excited to finally get my hands on this book. The recipes are clever and tasty, and now my husband can't complain that I never use the waffle iron.
  • H
    I don't think I'm going to make any of these recipes, but I'm glad this book exists.
  • FabulousRaye
    The recipes by themselves are pretty decent. I don't particularly want to cook most of them in my waffle iron. I can't imagine that this book is much more than a novelty.
  • Kym
    So, will it waffle? It turns out that a surprising number of things will. This was a fun look at why we should drag those underused appliances out and amaze our family and friends. Daniel Shumski is an entertaining author and waffle genius. Does he stay up late thinking about this stuff? Yes. I'm sure he does. The recipes look easy and entirely doable. Each recipes has a lovely picture so we get the idea of what he's going for. Healthy? Not neces...
  • Kate
    karen's review is my new favorite on this entire site...Really though, there are hardly any recipes in this book that I would personally try, especially the ones using raw meat. The recipe with the Portobello mushroom looked especially awful. I've only ever used my waffle iron for waffles, and I plan to keep it that way. I would try different waffle varieties, since I only make plain, which isn't exciting. This isn't the book for me, though I did...
  • Tina
    Highly entertaining! While I'm not sure all the recipes would actually work for a beginner cook (e.g. Good luck getting a sunny side up egg off a hot waffle "grill" without breaking the yolk!), the recipes are still inspiring, inventive and look delicious. Bonus points for adding a "will it waffle?" guide at the end of the book for cooks who wish to test their own "will it waffle?" creations. Don't buy anyone a waffle iron without getting a copy ...
  • Colona Public Library
    I got this book because I have a waffle iron and have no idea what to do with it! This has some nice recipes and I will always make banana bread on an iron now! I didn't try all the recipes but the ones I did try I enjoyed so I gave it a 3 star because I didn't get to try all of the recipes. ~Ashley
  • Rebecca
    Pictures of Recipes? Yes.Commentary on Recipes? Some.Nutrition Facts? No.Recipe style? Anything in a waffle maker.Any keepers? A few.The author sure is creative. I'm not sure I see the benefit of using a waffle maker for some of these. My waffle maker happens to be a pain to clean, so that's why I'm hesitant.
  • Sarah Lee
    This book has opened a whole new world to me using my waffle maker! I really want to try out multiple recipes, but have already tried the grilled cheese and that worked great! I will be trying out other recipes in the future and trying to get creative with what I can cook on my waffle maker in the future! Great ideas with real practical recipes that can be made on the waffle maker.
  • Patience
    If you are looking for ways to put waffle patterns on a wide variety of food made from scratch, this is the book for you. If you are looking for new foods to make as quickly and easily as waffles, keep looking.
  • Kim Brown
    Looks at waffles from a different perspective. This is more a book about how to cook things in a waffle iron. Love the concept, but did not find any recipes to copy or try. However, it does have me wanting to experiment with this oft-ignored piece of kitchen gear.
  • Joy Schmidt
    Good pictures to go with each recipe. I was hoping for more recipes for chaffles, my newest discovery. Being on the keto way of eating, most of these recipes would not work for me. If you're looking for different ways to use your waffle iron, this book would be great.
  • Aymee
    Not a bad book. There were a handful of good, interesting ideas, but a lot of them didn't appeal to me. It did give me a lot of ideas on how to use my waffle iron for more than just waffles, however, and that made it worth the library loan.
  • Erin
    This is a super fun, quirky cookbook. I am not sure how many things I would actually make from it but the waffled grilled cheese is a super idea and I am looking forward to the waffled stuffing!
  • Katherine Bertram
    This seems like a really silly cookbook, but it's surprisingly useful and astute
  • Cynthia Caprise
    Yes you can waffle it.Lots of cool recipes.. I made the bacon and eggs and can't wait to try more.Especially the waffled b l t
  • Jaymie
    I never thought of waffling non breakfast things!
  • Charity Moore
    Nothing extraordinary I just thought there would be more. Apparently, most things can't be waffled. I will try some of the recipes, though.
  • Kendra
    Creative and easy clean hacks convinced me the waffle iron is worthy of countertop space! From a Buzzsfeed or Reddit blog.
  • Amy
    Probably wouldn't make these recipes at home ... Definitely will make these recipes camping!
  • Krisi
    Good recipes but nothing not really already made on frying pan.
  • Fullfaun
    Teaches you how to a sunny side up egg on a waffle iron. Desserts, lunches. Lots of breakfast!