June 3 is National Chocolate Macaroon Day

June 3, 2015 at 10:48 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Happy Chocolate Macaroon Day

Did you know…

  1. Coconut macaroons are often dipped in chocolate, typically milk chocolate.
  2. The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.
  3. The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.
  4. This word is itself derived from ammaccare, meaning crush or beat,  in reference to the almond paste which is the principal ingredient.
  5. Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts. Alternatively, coconuts, a seed, can be used.

Today’s Food History

  • 1539 Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain
  • 1805 Adolphe Duglere was born. A pupil of Careme, head chef of the Rothschild family, and head chef of the famous 19th century Paris restaurant, the Cafe Anglais.
  • 1841 R.I.P. Nicolas Francois Appert. Inventor of the canning process, preserving food by sealing…

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