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Macaron Day NYC 2013

Are you a fan of delicious macarons? This one’s for you. On March 20th, select bakeries around NYC will be handing out free macarons! Simply visit a participating bakery and tell them you’re there for Macaron Day NYC. If rocking macarons is how you roll, you’ll be walking out with style. 

So, how did this all come about? In 2010, François Payard, chef and owner of FP Patisserie and François Payard Bakery in New York, organized the first annual Macaron Day in NYC. Macaron Day NYC is inspired by and coincides annually with the Jour du Macaron in Paris, created by la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris in association with the Relais Desserts.

Learn more about Macarons

A macaroon is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.

The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone. This word is itself derived from ammaccare, meaning crush or beat, used here in reference to the almond paste which is the principal ingredient.

Macaroons should not be confused with the French macaron.Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), almonds, coconut, or nuts.Almost all call for sugar. Macaroons are sometimes baked on edible rice paper placed on a baking tray.

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