Not sure why it took me until the 7th edition of Jour du Macaron (Macaron Day) is almost here to mention it.
Things slip by sometimes.
On March 20, celebrate Spring's arrival with these delicate treats.
In Vancouver, Thierry Busset of Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe invites you to stop by and stock up on Lychee, Gianduja or Pink Praline macarons.
10 percent of the day's macarons proceeds will benefit Growing Chefs ('Chefs for Children's Urban Agriculture').
On J'adore Cakes, Isabelle Loiacono tells us what's happening in Toronto.
In Paris, marquee names such as Pierre Herme, Jean-Paul Hevin, Dalloyau will offer free treats to visitors according to Choco Paris...
Francois Payard spearheaded Macaron Day NYC 2012 whose participants besides his own Francois Payard Bakery include Bisous, Ciao, pop-up patisserie Vendome, add the offbeat flavors (bacon) of Macaron Parlour as well as MadMacNYC and La Maison du Chocolat...
Macaron Day- Jour du Macaron events around the world each support different charities and good causes.
Besides tasting macarons, on this occasion you might want to read (re-read) Cute and Cudly like Koala Bears, Les Petits Macarons, Chatting with Kathryn Gordon, my interview with the main author of Les Petits Macarons cookbook.
(* Jour du Macaron site is in French only, Bacon Macarons image from Macaron Lounge site)