Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Macaron Day and Happy Spring Too!

Do you like Macaron's?  Well, today, March 20 celebrates Macaron Day on a global level.  In 2005, it was created in Paris by la Maison Pierre Herme.  During this day, a tradition of local bakeries hand out one free macaron to all of their customers.  A percentage of sales from macarons go towards a local charity.

Macaron's are a sweet meringue based confection made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar and food coloring.  They are often filled with ganache, buttercream or  jam between two cookies.  The name is derived from the Italian word macarone, maccarone (Italian meringue).





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My favorite macarons are from Laduree in Paris.  They were phenominal!  I was fortunate to visit there to enjoy a wonderful lunch and indulge myself with some of them!  While living in Beaufort, SC, I did enjoy some at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier in Charleston, SC.  See here.





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Love this idea from Williams-Sonoma, a great idea for Valentines Day.

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So tell me do you have a favorite macaron flavor?  My favorite are lavender, coconut, cappuccino. Just to name a few.....

Have a lovely weekend!


4 comments:

  1. Love my macaroons from Sucre here in NOLA.

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  2. To be honest I don't know if I've had a macaroons, you see I'm not a big sweet eater. But the photos make me want one! Thanks for stopping by, if you try out my lamb recipe I do think you'll like it!

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  3. I have never eaten any but they look delicious! The colors are are Springy too.

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  4. Hi,
    I have never, ever had one. ;-(( I do hope to someday. They look good.
    Carla

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