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Macaron or Macaroon?

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I know that a macaron is not the same as a macaroon.

 

Now, is the pronunciation different as well??

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I've only heard the word "Macaron" pronounced by a chef with a strong French accent, so it's only my perception....but it sounded different to me than "Macaroon". Definite "on" pronunciation of the last syllable, with a nice roll to the "r".

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post #3 of 7

Macaron = mac - a - ron  [like Ron Howard, the director]

 

Macaroon = mac - a - roon [like the -oon sound in "raccoon"]

post #4 of 7

And a French macaron is made of egg whites, powdered sugar and flavorings. A macaroon is more like a coconut macaroon, more of an American creation if I'm not mistaken.

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MACARON... if referring to the French Macaron... if it is the coconut kind,  it is MACAROON..

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I've only heard the word "Macaron" pronounced by a chef with a strong French accent, so it's only my perception....but it sounded different to me than "Macaroon". Definite "on" pronunciation of the last syllable, with a nice roll to the "r".



Macaron (ron) : English

The way I grew up and heard it

http://www.forvo.com/word/macaron/#fr

 

In French , the "n" is not pronounced.

 

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post #7 of 7

 

According to :  www.wikipedia.fr

 

Macaron = French ( mac a ron ) = Ron

 

Macaroon = English  ( mac a roon ) = roon as in coon

 

*** Note: this pastry hails from Italia / Sicilia and it indicates Almond  and later on, Coconut and almond crusted ...

 

The Moors brought this coconut cookie like biscotti to Italy and thus, France --- the name has an Arabic - Moroccan root.

 

 

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