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Mad about Macarons

Uncategorized | January 15, 2011 | By

I’m a member of the UK Food Bloggers Association (UKFB) and I host the ‘I’ve Blogged’ group, which allows Food Bloggers to let other members know when they have blogged a new recipe or food related post on their blog.  We recently made 100 members and I had a giveaway of a River Cottage Diary.  However, as it was over the holiday period only two bloggers signed up to win the diary.  In the end I sent one to each of them, congratulations to Choclette and The Kitchen Maid.
However, after the giveaway was closed I was contacted by Jill Colonna, another member of UKFB who has written an amazing book ‘Mad about Macarons’ and Jill kindly offered me a copy of her book to give away on my UKFB group. 

What is so amazing about this book is the detail that Jill goes into to help you make the perfect Macaron.  There are all kinds of different versions in a variety of colours.

and the book even includes recipes for savoury Macarons, like Thai Green Curry Macarons.

Jill has even thought of including some recipes for what to do with the egg yolks that are left when you have made your macrons!

If you would like to take part in the giveway, come on over and join the ‘I’ve Blogged’ group at UKFB.


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    January 15, 2011

    Don't think I should dare enter this after winning the Rivercottage Diary, but it looks like a fabulous book.

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    January 16, 2011

    I bought this book at the Good Food Show in Glasgow last year and was lucky enough to meet Jill. Lovely, lovely lady and a great book to boot ;0)

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    The KitchenMaid
    January 16, 2011

    I was just thinking the same as Choclette! My diary just arrived – thank you so much – am posting about it tomorrow!

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    The Food Hound
    January 17, 2011

    I risk being ostracized by the blogging community for saying this… but I've always thought macarons look prettier than they actually taste. Still, many people like them, and as I said, they are so pretty 🙂

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    January 17, 2011

    Love macaroons, still looking for a perfect recipe. This book looks great.

    All the best!

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    January 17, 2011

    I could do with a macaron book… I've only made from the internet or the Ottolenghi recipe and would like to be more inventive.

    Hopping over to check I joined that group…

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    Sanjeeta kk
    January 18, 2011

    Love to eat macarons, and am yet to find a perfect egg less macaron recipe.Hope I crack the jackpot soon.

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    January 18, 2011

    That book is a find for those of us who love macarons. Your group sounds very interesting. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I hope you'll visit often. Blessings…Mary

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    January 18, 2011

    What a fun book! I have been wanting to try making macarons. They look so yummy!

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    Jill @Mad About Macarons
    March 18, 2015

    Gosh, I never knew about this post, Janice. Embarrassingly "late" in the day to comment here but thank you so much for giving such a lovely shout-out. Sweet wishes from Paris x

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