Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It's that time of year again... Swedes love celebrating food-related "holidays" - such as Shrove Tuesday (semlor), or Cinnamon Bun Day. Waffle Day actually started as a linguistic misunderstanding - it's Lady Day today (that is, nine months before Jesus was born so.. well, let's not go into details) and in Swedish that's called "Vårfrudagen". That was quickly transformed into "Våffeldagen" which sounds somewhat similar - and *that* is why everyone eat waffles today.
Which Swedes normally don't do very often, by the way. It's definitely not a breakfast food here. I never eat it except for this day, and then I like them with jam and whipped cream. That's what we're having for dinner tonight...