Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets

This sweet "hamburger" is surrounded by many legends. The closest relative of it, oddly enough, is an Italian soup macaroni. Today we will talk about one of the most popular and delicious European sweets, about an incredibly beautiful French pastry - macaroons. And, of course, enjoy the variety of their shades!

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French SweetsMacaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


The first filling of the cake was the creamy chocolate ganache.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French SweetsMacaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


The origins of macaroons are very controversial. According to one version, a delicacy got to France from neighboring Italy, together with the chefs of Catherine de Medici. Other sources claim that one of the main desserts was invented in France in the local monastery in the VIII century.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


The Day of macaroons is celebrated on March 20 in France. This festival is initiated by Pierre Hermé and during it you can enjoy colorful cakes for free in Paris.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


The perfect macaroon looks like this: macaroons' surface is perfectly smooth, without cracks and roughness, of uniform color, the filling is visible around the diameter, but does not go beyond the proprietary "skirts".

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French SweetsMacaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


Tastes of macaroons have no rigid framework. There are even versions with capers and fish, smoked foie gras and tomato puree.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


One of the main fans of macaroons was the Queen of France Marie Antoinette. She had loved the almond pastries since childhood and even named in their honor her cat!

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


Initially, the cake was coated with a cream on top, but it was very impractical. In order to remain with clean hands, the stuffing has begun to be hidden between the two halves of the dessert.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets
Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


The famous Parisian Maison Ladurée invents every year for the true fans and sophisticated gourmets a new fragrance and tint of macaroons.
The closest relatives of the gastronomic macaroons are Italian meringue and almond soup, known since the Middle Ages.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets


Macaroons are popular not only in France but also in the United States, Japan, Canada and other countries.

Macaroni in Focus: 10 Amazing Facts about the Legendary French Sweets




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