I Am Macaron – Story of a French Cookie

Ever wonder where the Macaron originated? I mean, we all know they are full of deliciousness and everything, but were they always made the way they are now? Or have they changed slightly over the many years of existence? Curiosity took over and I went back in time to see where this delicious French Cookie originated; and here is their story…


Born in Italy, Catherine de’ Medici, had her chef make me as a delicious treat before marrying Henry II of France. Even though I was originated in Italy, France took my heart and brought me in as their own, (which is how I associate myself as a “French Cookie“). I was first made as a simple cookie with one crunchy shell, with ingredients that consisted of almond flour, sugar and egg whites. Of course later on I was made into the Macaron you know today, but we’ll get to that later.

After exposing myself to the French community I was made famous by these two lovely nuns who sold us to sustain themselves from going hungry. Suddenly the demand for our heavenly taste  grew and more vendors sold us to be indulged.

Throughout the many years that we have been on this Earth, it wasn’t until the 20th Century that we became a double-decker cookie. Pierre Desfontaines, the grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree (Laduree pastry and salon de the, rue Royale in Paris) had the idea to fill us with a “chocolate panache” and to stick us together as one. Thereon out we have been acclaimed as the best-selling cookie and pastry in France.


Wow, who would have thought that the Macaron originated in Italy? Even though it was originated in Italy, it took storm in France and even a bigger storm brood in the kitchen of Le Parfait Paris. The Macaron shell continues to be experimented today in various ways, but there is nothing like the original.Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.12.46 AMScreen Shot 2015-06-25 at 3.26.22 PM


If you were ever curious to know what we use in our Macarons, well here it is:

  • Almond Flower
  • Natural Food Coloring Imported from France
  • All Natural Sugar
  • Fruit Puree made with all Natural fruit flavors (which are dairy free)Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.49.44 copymacaron copy

These ingredients conclude them to be Gluten Free and absolutely DELICIOUS! It was a great day when the Macaron came to birth!


Your day is always better with a Le Parfait Paris Macaron!Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 3.26.23 PM

Merci!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris


References:

The History of Macarons (http://www.madmacnyc.com/history-of-macarons)

Macarons vs. Macaroons: Cookie Confusion (http://shopruche.com/blog/difference-between-macarons-and-macaroons/)

Macaron (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron)

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