On March 20th, France celebrates Le jour des Macarons or Macaron Day! Yes, those scrumptious melt in your mouth little French creations have their own National Day which also happens to coincide with other celebrations that day such as the International Francophonie Day which is the celebration of the French Language spoken all around the world, the first day of Spring, and the International Day of Happiness!
These delicious bites have a long French history dating back to the early 1930′s when the “macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today, thanks to an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison founded in 1862.
Of course, you’ll want to try the original Ladurée Macarons while in Paris or in other great cities, but did you know you can also order them online anytime?
Most French bakeries will also carry them all over the USA and we’ve listed our favorites in Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth. You can even buy a cheap frozen dozen macarons at Aldie’s or even Trader Joe’s at a fraction of the cost and they are quite delicious.
Another option is to try some French Macarons Gift Boxes from a variety of brands that use imported ingredients from France, even the butter!
Or better yet, make your own macarons from scratch at home and get all the ingredients, macaron molds, and everything you need to make the perfect little macaron. If you’d like to try making them, this has got to be the easiest macaron recipe in 10 simple steps!
Whichever way you choose to celebrate Macaron Day, one thing’s for sure you won’t be able to have just one!
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