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Macaroon Day

May 31, 2020

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 31 of May, repeating indefinitely


May 31



Macaroons are on the menu!

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Cool to know:

The name “macaroon” comes from the Italian word  maccarone or maccherone meaning “paste”, referring to the original almond paste ingredient.

Macaroons are traditionally made without flour or any other starch. The main ingredients were grounded almonds with sugar and egg whites.
Later macaroons were also often made with coconut instead of almonds.

The words “macaroon” and “macaron” are essentially the same cookie.
But many people insist that “macaron” should be only used for the macaroon variety that became popular in France somewhere during the Renaissance.
The macaron is always made with almonds and often has a sweet filling sandwiched between two macaron cookies.
The word “macaroon is still used for either the almond and the coconut based recipe.

The word “macaroon” is often associated with the word “macaroni” which was a word to describe the very extravagant Italian fashion style practiced by a certain 18th century subculture of dandies.
This might have motivated the styling of the macaron variant to become more colorful, dainty and decadent.





May 31, 2020
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