In 2005, Pierre Hermé organized the first Jour du Macaron in Paris. On this day, the public were allowed to try out complementary Macarons from various shops around the area. Six years later, this tradition is still a loved event in the Parisian area.
The popularity of the Jour du Macaron spread to the United States when Francois Payard organized the US’ first Macaron Day in 2010 in New York. Similarly to Paris, participants in Macaron Day can venture to participating locations to receive free Macarons.
However, if you aren’t in Paris or New York, you can attempt to make these delicious pastries with Pierre Hermé’s beautiful cookbook, Macarons.
Be sure to try out the Milena recipe featured on our blog a couple of weeks ago!