Macaroon Day last year, (organized by François Payard himself to coincide with the jour du macaron in Paris), I feel compelled to spread the word about this little French confection.
This Tuesday, March 22, I propose celebrating the arrival of Spring by settling in for Tatting Tea Tuesday with your favorite cuppa and a tasty macaroon.
Who's with me?
Curious about these meringue-like marvels?
National Public Radio published this story earlier this year:
NPR - Move Over Cupcake, Make Way for the Macaroon
Paris Breakfasts shares Jour du Macaron 2011 photos.
One of my Twitter pals, @NotQuiteNigella, posts this about her love-hate relationship with macaroon baking.
The Macaron Whisperer
I even competed in @NotQuiteNigella's Ultimate Chocolate Cake Challenge in 2008 and did much better than I expected.
A Parently Speaking (2008)- The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Challenge
A Parently Speaking (2008) - You Still Have Time to Vote
Whether or not you have means to bake or acquire one or more of these tasty treats, I wish you a very Happy Macaroon Day!