A macaron is a small classy French cookie, composed primarily of egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds or coconut, sandwiching a creamy layer of ganache. The macaron origin is French, and the Italian origin is the maccherone or macaroni. It was first made in Paris, Reims, Montmorillon, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Amiens, in France.I
In the eighteenth century, Nuns were often the driving force behind macarons. The making of macarons was a source of revenue because of having a very limited way of making money. Such is the case in Nancy, another French city famous for its macarons. After the French Revolution and its closing of Les Dames du Saint Sacrement’s Conventat, two nuns began selling macarons for its nutritional value and because they were forbidden from eating meat. They became the legendary “les Soeurs Macarons.” The street now bears that name.
Today, the flavors are limitless. Yummy macaron flavors include chocolate fudge, pistachio, lemon, and strawberry with melt-in-your-mouth fillings. Macarons are often sold in Patisseries (bakeries) in France, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, Korea and in American cities: New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago and now in League City, Texas. Yes, they are available locally on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Regarding that note, celebrate Macaron Day coming on March 20, 2014. Originally, Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day was celebrated in Paris, created by la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris in association with the Relais Desserts. Buy some delicious American macarons from Verylicious, located in League City, at 2800 Marina Bay Drive, Suite J, 813-220-2968.