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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Mad about Macarons

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.

13 Comments:

At 15 January 2011 at 20:10 , Blogger Choclette said...

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

 
At 16 January 2011 at 04:13 , Blogger Chow and Chatter said...

love macaroons

 
At 16 January 2011 at 18:36 , Blogger Chele said...

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)

 
At 16 January 2011 at 21:23 , Blogger The KitchenMaid said...

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

 
At 17 January 2011 at 00:42 , Blogger The Food Hound said...

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 :)

 
At 17 January 2011 at 09:13 , Blogger Karolina said...

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

All the best!

 
At 17 January 2011 at 22:28 , Anonymous Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

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...

 
At 18 January 2011 at 05:10 , Anonymous Sanjeeta kk said...

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

 
At 18 January 2011 at 18:28 , Blogger Mary said...

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

 
At 18 January 2011 at 21:42 , Blogger theUngourmet said...

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

 
At 22 January 2011 at 01:47 , Blogger LadyMacaron20ten said...

mmmm...... I've caught the bug too

 
At 18 March 2015 at 10:40 , Anonymous Jill @Mad About Macarons said...

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

 
At 18 March 2015 at 19:06 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

I'm sure you must have known Jill. But it was a long time ago!

 

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