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LES MACARONS
  • LES MACARONS
  • LES MACARONS
  • LES MACARONS
  • LES MACARONS

Macarons, a lasting gastronomic tradition

 

At the mention of the name of Saint Emilion, some will think of wine, but others will think of macarons!

 

This is actually another gourmet specialty of our city that is passed from generation to generation. A delicious recipe that dates back to 1620 when the Ursuline sisters established their monastery in Saint-Émilion. The macaroons recipe comes from the religious community of Ursulines Lacroix whose sister was the mother superior.

 

A remarkable recipe became a trademark

 

This recipe was saved after the French Revolution and was sent to the Goudichaud widow, mother of Madame Grandet. This is his eldest son, Joseph Grandet who inherit and which shall have the sole right to manufacture macaroons of Saint-Emilion with the recipe old religious of this community.

 

A reputation that goes back centuries

 

Already in the 19th century, the time of the Goudichaud widow, these macaroons were served for dessert meal which included wine from Saint-Emilion.

 

During the 1867 Universal Exhibition, the owners of the first branded vintages of this wine region organized a group exhibition and did accompany their shipments of wines many boxes of macaroons made with the recipe Goudichaud widow. They were offered to members of the tasting Jury and the many visitors to the exhibition, together with a glass of this precious nectar. This allowed better judge the value of these products and earned both be winning.

 

Macaroons often copied but never equaled

 

The reputation of these products is more to do and since no manufacturer has managed to achieve quality macaroons made with the recipe of the nuns of Saint-Emilion and which the undersigned is the sole possessor.

 

The reputation of these products is more to do and since no manufacturer has managed to achieve quality macaroons made with the recipe of the nuns of Saint-Emilion and which the undersigned is the sole possessor.