Yeh, Macaron Day!! Don’t you just love these delectable little sweets. With a gentle crusty outside shell and soft ganache just waiting inside to be bitten into, the Macaron is a symbol of France and is sold by the millions each year.
The tradition of the Macaron Day was established in 2005 in Paris as a partnership among local macaron patisseries to celebrate the French macaron and to support local charities. Five years later, in 2010, French macaron shops in NYC also began organizing an annual Macaron Day charity event. There were over 15 participating pastry shops on this first year of participation. There are now annual Macaron Day events in Budapest, Toronto, Portland and other cities around the world including Perth. Many shops hand out one free macaron per person and usually allocate a percentage of their sales taken over a number of days, towards a local charity.
So there you go, a quick little tasty post giving homage to the divine sweet that symbolises France and all things stylish and decadent. Can you remember where you ate your first macaron? What flavour was that gorgeous little sweet you enjoyed?
Why not share your macaron moments below in the comments section or add your photo in a guest post on our facebook page for all to admire.
We recommend a visit to the Paris Laduree website for absolutely gorgeous moutwatering photos and the history of this iconic French patisserie store and its designer. And when in Paris pop into one of their stores to experience the world of Laduree.
Well, is your mouth watering? Enjoy this very ‘sweet’ National Day… Annette xx
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