When did Macaroons become a French delicacy?

Chicky —  04/25/2011 —  Comments

I’ve been lied to. All these years I was told that macaroons are only to be eaten on Passover, taste kinda shitty, but you’ll like them because Passover food generally blows in comparison. This is why there is a kids’ band that is even called The Macaroons.

Why didn’t anyone tell me the truth? Why has wikipedia now become my mother, father, teacher, AND lover?

Macarons were started by the French in the 1500s. And….

Italian Jews later adopted the cookie because it has no flour or leavening (macaroons are leavened by egg whites) and can be enjoyed during the eight-day observation of Passover. It was introduced to other European Jews and became popular as a year-round sweet.[7] Over time, coconut was added to the ground almonds and, in certain recipes, replaced them. Potato starch is also sometimes included in the recipe, to give the macaroons more body.

Year round my ass. Why can’t there be Passover macaroons that look less like poop:

And more like tasty awesome:

If you want to make some of your own macaroons, that don’t taste like factory made poop, and you are unemployed/stay at home parent/have no hobbies, you should follow this recipe.



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  1. hey, chicky, just thought i’d let you know that jewish macaroons now no longer look and taste like shit.


    1. The Duckman says:

      I dont think Chicky has ever had a macaroon that didnt come in a can