Macaroons: The New Cupcakes?

NPR reported today that macaroons are the new cupcakes. If that's true, then Pittsburgh's Cupcake Class should be quaking in its (UGG) boots. Pittsburgh already has not one but two established Macaroon Classes -- one that has haunted the Duquesne Club for decades, and one that prefers the oh-so-tasty macaroons at Enrico Biscotti, in the Strip.

Cupcakes, in other words, may turn out to be 21st century tulips.

Comments

1 Response to "Macaroons: The New Cupcakes?"

PaniniGuy said... 2/13/2010 10:53 PM

Only one problem with that. Those aren't macaroons. They're macarons. Big difference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron

1) NPR should be ashamed of itself for not noting the difference.

2) Those suckers are really freaking hard to make. We've tried.

Search Pittsblog

About Pittsblog

Updated September 2020:

Pittsblog 2.0 was written by Mike Madison, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, from January 2004 through December 2011.

Since then, Pittsburgh-themed essays have appeared from time to time at madisonian.net, on law and technology, and in some of Pittsburgh's classier professional media venues.

Chris Briem of Null Space drops by Pittsblog from time to time.

All opinions expressed at Pittsblog 2.0 are those of their respective authors and of no one (and no thing) else, least of all the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsblog 2.0 has a motto: "It's steel good in Pittsburgh." Say it aloud, with a Pittsburgh accent.

Socialize



Blog Archive

Header Background

Header background images licensed from (left image) lemonad and (right image) plaskota under Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 2.0 Generic licenses.

Credits

Copyright 2003-2010 Michael J. Madison - WP Theme by Brian Gardner - Blogger Blog Templates, ThemeLib.com