MacarOOn?A Food Study.
One thing I see in todays modern society that completely changes my perception of people is the use of “your” & “you’re,” “there, their, they’re,” & “then & than” but one thing that confuses people on a pride and dignity level is the difference between “Macaron & Macaroon” a simple sweet separated by one O.
Of course, it still confuses me, which I can be totally honest about but I had to do some research - this had to be something we needed to talk about!
Shot with the talented Dustin Soriano I wanted to show a similarity and a difference in the two sweets that’s simply separated by one O. The Macaron is a french sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. The Macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two biscuits (cookies). While a Macaroon is a type of small circular cake, typically made from ground almonds or coconut shavings, with sugar and egg white.Macaroons are often baked on edible rice paper placed on a baking tray.
While at the Fillmore Bakeshop in San Francisco shopping around for Macarons, I got to ask Macaron specialist Paula why she thought people gotten the two confused, her response was simply put, “Basic while girls.” I laughed loudly but she was serious, OH she was serious.
Had the perception of fashion blogging or instagram tainted the name of a Macaroon vs. a Macaron? I suppose everyone takes a picture of a Macaron from a high angle at some point in their life with a VSCOcam filter but the two confusions are always a funny site because it’s always so honest.
Photography by Dustin Soriano | Words by Anthony Rogers