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National Macaron Day

March 20, 2023 All day

a box of teal macaron with pink filling for National Macaron Day

March 20th is National Macaron Day!

National Macaron Day is a celebration of one of the most delicate and delicious pastries in the world. It honors the French macaron, a sweet meringue-based confection made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. The macaron is a beloved dessert around the world, and its popularity has only grown in recent years.

A brief history of the Macaron

The macaron has a rich history that dates back to the 16th century, when the Italian chef Catherine de Medici introduced it to the French court. It wasn’t until the 20th century, however, that the macaron became the elegant and iconic dessert that we know today. The macaron’s popularity has spread across the world, with bakeries and cafes offering their own unique takes on the classic pastry.

Celebrating National Macaron Day

On National Macaron Day, people from all over the world celebrate this delicious dessert by indulging in their favorite flavors, discovering new varieties, and sharing their love of the macaron with others. Here are some ways to celebrate National Macaron Day:

  1. Visit a local bakery or patisserie

One of the best ways to celebrate this sweet day is by visiting a local bakery or patisserie that specializes in making macarons. These shops often offer a wide range of flavors, from classic vanilla and chocolate to more unusual flavors like lavender and matcha. Try a few different flavors and find your favorites.

  1. Host a macaron tasting party

If you’re feeling ambitious, why not host a macaron tasting party? Invite your friends and family over and have everyone bring their favorite macarons. Set up a tasting table with small plates, napkins, and glasses of water, and encourage everyone to try each flavor and share their thoughts.

  1. Make your own macarons

If you’re feeling creative, why not try making your own macarons? While they can be a bit tricky to get right, the process of making macarons can be a fun and rewarding experience. There are many recipes and tutorials available online to help you get started. And if your first batch doesn’t turn out perfectly, just keep trying – practice makes perfect!

  1. Share macarons with others

One of the best things about National Macaron Day is the opportunity to share this delicious dessert with others. Consider buying a few extra macarons and sharing them with your coworkers, friends, or family members. You’ll be sure to brighten their day with a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

  1. Learn more about the history and culture of the macaron

If you’re a history buff or a foodie, take some time to learn more about the history and culture of the macaron. Read about its origins, its evolution over the centuries, and the different ways it’s prepared and enjoyed around the world. You may be surprised by how much you didn’t know about this beloved dessert.

No matter how you choose to celebrate National Macaron Day, be sure to indulge in this delicate and delicious pastry. The macaron is a true work of art, and it’s a testament to the creativity, skill, and passion of bakers and pastry chefs around the world. So go ahead – take a bite, savor the flavors, and enjoy this sweet and colorful confection.