Le Jour du Macaron ~

Today is the fifth annual celebration of Jour du Macaron in France.  Macaron Day was begun in 1995 by famous pâtissier Pierre Hermé.

Angelic Macaron
Just because you won’t be celebrating Le Jour du Macaron in France today, it does not mean you can’t dream up your own special soirée.  Not only is this a day to celebrate this delightful pleasure, it’s a day to contribute funds and awareness to La Federation des Maladies Orphelines ~ a charitable organization to support research funding for rare illnesses.

I will be visiting my favourite french restaurant!  The lovely Anita from Castles, Crowns and Carriages informed me that the french macarons from Trader Joe’s are divine ~ merci, Anita! 

Au Revoir!  xoxo, B

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  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages March 20, 2010 at 3:24 am

    YES! Oh sweet one, thank you for mentioning me and the marvelous TRADER JOES!!! Oh yeah….every weekend when we do our shopping there, we stock up on:

    1. TJs Vanilla Greek Yogurt
    2. TJs Chocolate and Vanilla Macaroons!!!

    VIVE LE MACAROON and all the other simple but decant French pleasures!

    You go and have a splendid day of reveries, simple pleasures and love!

    Bisous, Anita

  • Reply Rosemary March 20, 2010 at 5:07 am

    My first macaron was in NYC at La Maison du Chocolat and it was heaven! I had no idea what they would be like. Just amazing! Glad they devote a day to them in Paris!!


  • Reply Marsi March 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Last night, I had my first attempt at making macaron shells; they turned out well enough, but are not perfect. I'll make rose pastry cream to fill them later this morning, and will also try a different recipe, one for olive oil/vanilla macarons. That is my favorite flavor from Pierre Herme.

    I don't know of any place at all in my area that sells macarons, so to indulge, I'm having to teach myself to make them.

  • Reply BonjourRomance March 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Leave it to the French to devote a day to something sweet. But definitely for a good cause.
    Hope your first day of Spring is fabulous,

  • Reply Julie March 22, 2010 at 1:10 am

    French macaron are the best… Ladurée and Pierre hermé are a dream (so delicious!)
    My macaron day…

  • Reply krys kirkpatrick March 23, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I stumbled into your blog, So lovely. I will be back, such a treat!

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