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International Macaron Day

21 Mar

Joyeux Jour du MacaronHappy Macaron Day!

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March 20th commemorates the macaron, one of France’s beloved sweets available at pâtisseries. The day was created by Pierre Hermé, a well-established pastry chef and pastry company, who is famous for his macarons.

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In New York City, select bakeries gave out free macarons. I wish I was in the city to celebrate, but instead, I made it to a local French bakery in Middletown called The French Confection. I went there once and enjoyed an amazing croque madame sandwich, so I was eager to try their macarons. I sat down for tea and chose three of my favorite flavors: rose, lavender, and chocolate.

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At $1.50 per macaron, or $15.00 for a dozen, the prices are more gentle for a broke twentysomething budget. I never regret a visit to Ladurée, but at $20.00 for six macarons in a keepsake box is a little expensive.

I never knew that this delicieux celebration existed until I saw tweets and blog posts–a big thanks to Jen Balisi, because it was her Twitter link that made me aware of Jour du Macaron. Merci beaucoup!

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