Presidential Waffles

This was sent to me by a cousin, and I felt I had to share it with you, Beautiful People.

Alegedly, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy made really good waffles. I say “allegedly” not because the waffles attributed to her in various cookbooks aren’t objectively good; they’re actually wonderfully airy and crisp, thanks to an innovative technique involving whipped egg whites and baking powder. But did she ever actually cook or consume the waffles? Does it matter? Didn’t she do enough for her country, between being the exceptionally tolerant wife of a blatantly randy president, the widowed mother of small children expected to bear up beautifully in public after her husband was murdered before her eyes, a book editor, an arts preservationist, and a fashion deity for the ages? Nah, apparently in addition to all that, Jackie Kennedy had to make a bitchin’ breakfast. Such is the lot of a FLOTUS—and a POTUS, too.

To see the original post, please follow the link : http://www.extracrispy.com/food/1893/jackie-kennedy-had-a-really-great-waffle-recipe

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. joliesattic says:

    My first reaction to your title was “Jackie Kennedy cooks?!” LOL No matter but I’ve made those before and they are exceptional and especially great as Belgian Waffles or regular waffles. Yum!!!

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    1. I am not sure whether she actually cooked or pretended to cook, in a pretty apron, for PR. Regardless, they are yummy!

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      1. joliesattic says:

        LOL, I know huh? Some rich do cook, they like it. It’s like art to them and relaxing. Who knows?

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      2. I agree, cooking is art, for sure!

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  2. joliesattic says:

    I forgot to add that in that picture, she truly was beautiful and so young, though at the time I didn’t think so. Sigh, now I’m practically twice that age. Time flies

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    1. Yes it does, and yes, she really was beautiful!

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      1. joliesattic says:

        I like that she made a square jaw beautiful. Not your typical oval face.

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      2. She was an Irish beauty with a strong face.

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  5. Christina Nifong says:

    This is so interesting! Thanks for posting it!

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you liked it!

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  6. kelleysdiy says:

    She is such a stunning woman!

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    1. She really was, wasn’t she!

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      1. kelleysdiy says:

        Yes, truly remarkable.

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  7. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    According to Foodimentary (https://foodimentary.com/2014/03/25/march-25-is-international-waffle-day/), today is an International Waffle Day. Here is a great First Lady of International fame with very special waffles – enjoy, Beautiful People!

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  8. Garfield Hug says:

    ooh happy waffle day! I love waffles and here it is done with an Asian Singaporean twist i.e. pandan flavored and kaya ones! Yummy!

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    1. Thank you for reblogging.

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      1. Thank you for a wonderful waffles recipe. Michael

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      2. My pleasure, Michael! Have a great day and the rest of the week!

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      3. Thank you Dolly. From heart the same to you and yours. Michael 😉
        (Sometimes i hope to be able to participate on your courses, but actually my skills in English are to bad for this. ;-))

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      4. Oh Michael, do not belittle yourself! Your English is better than that of many American high school graduates, sadly. You are doing great!

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  9. Osyth says:

    My birth name is Kennedy and I was born in 1960 so you can imagine, with a mother whose initial is also J that Jackie O as she became was very present in my life. I think of her as iconic – of course she was extremely priviliged but boy did she have grace and dignity. Something we can all learn from. Irrespective of whether she could press a waffle of greatness, I will always be grateful for her lead (and her ability to wear great sunnies … a lesson I have graciously taken forward in my life 😉 🕶)

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    1. You obviously have very special ties to her, dear Osyth, and I am certain that you truly did learn many things from her, in addition to fashion style tips.

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      1. Osyth says:

        Thank you, Dolly – that means a lot. I didn’t consciously learn but I know she is an influence and a good one. Grace and decency are not feted enough in our times. I am thinking of running a series on dull words that we dont give enough credence to like ‘nice’ and ‘decent’ and many others. I think it is time we resurrected them and took them to heart as those like Jackie did 🙂

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      2. I could not agree more! Yesterday, in team presentations, two students used the “F” word. I was scandalized, to say the least. I looked around me saw just a few more shocked faces, those of older ladies from Haiti. Everyone else just ate it, as if it has become a cultural norm, even for future teachers. Regrettably, it’s the concept of being “nice” and “decent,” rather than the adjectives, that has gone out of style.

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      3. Osyth says:

        Let’s work to bring it back into style, Dolly … we can if we will 🙂

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      4. I am doing my little part; I don’t let these things slide and don’t keep my mouth shut!

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