May 31 is National Macaroon Day

May 31, 2015 at 10:43 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

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Macaroons, the perfect sweet treats

all day!

Did you know…

  1.  The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.
  2. The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.
  3. Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts.
  4. The Scottish macaroon is a sweet confection with a thick velvety centre covered in chocolate and topped with roasted coconut.
  5. In North America, the coconut macaroon is the better known variety.

Today’s Food History

  • 1744 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died. An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.
  • 1790 The first U.S. copyright law was signed by George Washington.
  • 1836 The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened in New York City.
  • 1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for…

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