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May 31st is National Macaroon Day!

Posted on May 31, 2018

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Happy Macaroon Day!

Here are today’s five food facts about Macaroons:

 

  •  The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.

 

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  • The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.

 

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  • Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts.

 

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  • The Scottish macaroon is a sweet confection with a thick velvety centre covered in chocolate and topped with roasted coconut.

 

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  • In North America, the coconut macaroon is the better known variety.
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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 ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
  • 1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.
  • 1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.
  • 1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

May 31st is National Macaroon Day!

Posted on May 31, 2017

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Here are today’s five food facts about Macaroons:

 

  •  The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.

 

macarons-732021_1920

 

  • The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.

 

macaroon-1744677_1920

 

  • Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts.

 

macaroons-1379180_1920

 

  • The Scottish macaroon is a sweet confection with a thick velvety centre covered in chocolate and topped with roasted coconut.

 

3396616267_7dcab9575f_b1

 

  • In North America, the coconut macaroon is the better known variety.
pink-macaroons-1150885_1920

 

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 ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
  • 1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.
  • 1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.
  • 1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

June 3rd is National Chocolate Macaroon Day

Posted on June 3, 2016

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Did you know…

  1. A macaroon  is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency.
  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 it in sterilized containers. He published the results of 14 years of research in 1810 & received 12,000 franc award from French government.
  • 1944 Michael Clark of the music group ‘Flying Burrito Brothers’ was born.
  • 1964 T.S. Eliot wrote to Groucho Marx: “The picture of you in the newspaper saying that, amongst other reasons, you have come to London to see me has greatly enhanced my credit line in the neighborhood, and particularly with the greengrocer across the street.”
  • 1970 R.I.P. Emmett J. Culligan. He was the founder of the water treatment company that carries his name. (“Hey, Culligan man!”).
  • 1970 Ray Davies of the Kinks traveled round trip from New York to London to change 2 words in the song ‘Lola,’ (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of a BBC ban on commercial references.

May 31 is National Macaroon Day

Posted on May 31, 2016

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Five Facts about Macaroons:

  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 ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
  • 1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.
  • 1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.
  • 1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

May 31 is National Macaroon Day

Posted on May 31, 2014


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.

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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 ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
  • 1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.
  • 1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.
  • 1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

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National Chocolate Macaroon Day

Posted on June 3, 2013

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National Chocolate Macaroon Day

Five Food Finds about Macaroons

  • A macaroon  is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency.
  • The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.
  • The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.
  • This word is itself derived from ammaccare, meaning crush or beat,  in reference to the almond paste which is the principal ingredient.
  • 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

on this day in…

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 it in sterilized containers. He published the results of 14 years of research in 1810 & received 12,000 franc award from French government.

1944 Michael Clark of the music group ‘Flying Burrito Brothers’ was born.

1964 T.S. Eliot wrote to Groucho Marx: “The picture of you in the newspaper saying that, amongst other reasons, you have come to London to see me has greatly enhanced my credit line in the neighborhood, and particularly with the greengrocer across the street.”

1970 R.I.P. Emmett J. Culligan. He was the founder of the water treatment company that carries his name. (“Hey, Culligan man!”).

1970 Ray Davies of the Kinks traveled round trip from New York to London to change 2 words in the song ‘Lola,’ (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of a BBC ban on commercial references.

National Macaroon Day

Posted on May 31, 2013

 

National Macaroon Day

Five Food Finds about Macaroons

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

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

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 ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.

1974 Adelle Davis died.  Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.

1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.

1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

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