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History time.

Macarons are one of the most beloved French pastries, known for their delicate meringue shells and creamy fillings. Although their exact origins are not clear, macarons are believed to have been first made in Italy in the early 16th century.

It wasn’t until the 16th century when Catherine de Medici, a noblewoman from Italy, married King Henry II of France that macarons were introduced to France. Her chefs brought the recipe for macarons with them, and they quickly became popular in French high society during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The modern version of the macaron that we know and love today, with two meringue-based cookies sandwiching a filling, was developed in the 1830s in Paris. French bakeries and patisseries have been perfecting the macaron recipe for over a century, and today, macarons are enjoyed all over the world.

Macarons are still particularly popular in France, where they are often associated with special occasions and frequently given as gifts. They come in a wide range of flavors and colors, from classic chocolate and vanilla to more unique flavors like lavender and matcha.

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