Macarons are the ultimate high fashion dessert. It’s a symbol of understated opulence. In contemporary times, it can be seen as an accessory to a lady with delicately manicured hands and dressed in Chanel tweed coats. Macarons have long charmed people through their ethereal looks and delicate flavors.
Everyone thinks of French macarons, eclairs, and cream puffs as forms of French desserts. In reality, it’s difficult to master but easy to enjoy.
- Although they’re called French Macarons, the oldest macarons can be traced back to 1533 Italy during the reign of Catherine de’ Medici. When de’ Medici married French heir Henry II, she brought her chefs to France to continue enjoying Italian desserts. Over time, the French patissiers in the Royal Court refined the Italian cookie by making the sophisticated jam-filled, meringue cookie we know today.
- New York City celebrates Macaron Day every March 20, but the US celebrates National Macaron Day on May 31.
- French Macarons have always been associated with the c’est la vie French philosophy. No doubt it is one of the most selling desserts in France. Laduree, Pierre Herme, Fauchon, and Angeline constantly compete to dominate the dessert market in Paris.