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Celebrating the Fête du Macaron with a Giveaway.


Stopping for a macaron in Paris…

Happy Fête du Macaron to you all!

How could we let Macaron Day in Paris go by without doing something special?  Well, my friends, Waverley Books are offering a copy of “Mad About Macarons!” to FIVE lucky winners!

Before I mention how to enter, just a wee word.  My passion is macarons and it can be frustrating to hear people say, “Oh no.  Macarons look too difficult: I could never even attempt to make them…“.  But making macarons is not difficult AND it’s fun.  They can even be addictive to make.  We want to pass on this message to as many people who WANT to make macarons but are afraid to do so.  So, if you can find the best way to spread the word about the book amongst your friends or macaronivore friends, then that’s great.  I’ll leave YOU to be creative.

Here’s how to enter:

Sorry, this Giveaway is now closed.

The giveaway will run from Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th March 2011.

I will announce the FIVE winners on my weekly Thursday post on 31st March 2011.

To enter, I’m not saying, “Buy the Book Now!” (after all, you’re entering to get one :-))
Either “Like” Mad About Macarons on Facebook and if you’re already following, suggest the page to friends who you think would be interested.

If you’re not on Facebook I’m going to leave the creativity up to YOU.  Here’s an example: if you have the book (and are happy with it! ;-)), then you could tell your bookshop that you’re happy with it, or post a short review…

Don’t forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you did.  That way I can contact you by email if you are one of the winners.

Bonne chance et Bonne Fête!

Eiffel Tower Parisian Macarons

Happy Macaron Day!

82 replies
  1. Sis Ainne
    Sis Ainne says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook already,i have try various type of macaron before which i buy in supermarket and i have once try to bake it by my own by liking your books make me want to learn more about it i hope soo…..tq very much..

  2. Peggy
    Peggy says:

    I may not have posted in time, but I’m definitely going to check the book out anyway! I’ve always wanted to attempt Macarons (never thought they were too hard or too complicated – just never any time – but I’m going to make time!)

  3. sarah
    sarah says:

    How fun! I love the picture with police in the background. I love making (and eating-of course) macarons. Looking foward to trying out some of your recipes!

  4. Tracey Sinclair
    Tracey Sinclair says:

    My first batch of macarons were a success! I was so impressed with myself. I had never tasted them before but friends who had said they were superb. Last week for my birthday I went to Laduree and purchased a box of 8, so lovely, and was determined to try them again this weekend. I tried a different recipe and they were an epic fail! So I have been looking online and just came across your book. I have liked your facebook page and I hope I win. x

  5. Jenna Parrington
    Jenna Parrington says:

    Also if I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy I would review my efforts.

    I have never tried macaroons before but have always wanted to try them and due to starting baking as a hobby this year I would love to try it!

  6. Jenna Parrington
    Jenna Parrington says:

    Hi there!

    I have liked your facebook page, suggested to friends & shared on my wall.

    I also advertised your blog on my twitter @jennakatekelly (just for fun) 🙂 xo

  7. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    I have the book,love it,follow you on fb,and counting down the days til I am back in Paris for my macaron fix.45 days and counting..

  8. Carina
    Carina says:

    Have “liked” you on Facebook already, my book arrived this morning & it looks fab, I shall be baking my first macarons in the morning & putting my efforts on my FB wall, no pressure then hehehe.
    If I win a book I will give to a friend to stop her from pilfering my copy when she sees it!

  9. sandy hallett
    sandy hallett says:

    Hi I like on facebook as sandy hallett mse
    If I win i’ll also be reviewing the book and my efforts at making macaroons – which I’m hoping won’t be as tragic as my attempts at making decorative cupcakes – which could have been used as bouncy balls!

    sandy hallett

  10. Annie
    Annie says:

    Hi Jill,

    I already “like” you in my facebook.
    I have not yet made macarons, but looking forward to try your recipies. I never bake macarons before, but im hoping to win a copy of your book so that I can enjoy baking macarons more then eating it. =)

  11. Janice
    Janice says:

    Hi Jill

    I ‘liked’ you on Facebook. I know how great your book is, because you let me give one away on my blog, Farmersgirl Kitchen, to celebrate 100 members on UKFB Group ‘I’ve Blogged’. I’d love to win a copy, I have not yet made macarons, but am intrigued by the gorgeous colours.

  12. Caryn Strauss-Smith
    Caryn Strauss-Smith says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook. I hope I get a copy of your cookbook so I can try out some of the authentic macaron recipes. The macarons in the pictures look scrumptious! I happily found you serendipitously through the Paris Breakfast blog…
    Caryn Strauss-Smith

  13. kristin
    kristin says:

    I liked you on facebook!

    I’ve been obsessed with macarons for some time now! Delicious and cute and oh so exciting when you get that first perfect batch from the oven. I don’t have your book, but I did ask for it for my birthday! It’s on the 29th, so this give-away couldn’t have come at a better time!

  14. Mary Rosch aka The Culinary Librarian
    Mary Rosch aka The Culinary Librarian says:

    I would love to win a copy of “Mad About Macarons” because I TRULY am Mad for them! I had my first macaron while studying in Paris during college (after Thanksgiving dinner, in fact!) and I fell in love! Since then my love for them has grown into appreciation for those who make them and a drive for perfecting them in my own kitchen.

    I would make the macarons in “Mad About Macarons” frequently until perfection!

    I have shared your Facebook page and the blog from Paris Breakfasts you were featured in on the Facebook page for my blog, The Culinary Librarian! My readers are becoming mad about macarons themselves!
    My post about Macaron Day in NYC:

  15. thoma
    thoma says:

    i dunno when can i say yay i made macarons…but i’m never intimidated in the kitchen…tht’s my forte!
    i need to look up flipkart if an indian ed of your book is available…imported ed turns out expensive…lemme see.

  16. Holly Bailey
    Holly Bailey says:

    I “liked” you on FB (and accidentally got my husband to “like” you too because we share the computer and didn’t know he was logged into FB 🙂 ). LOVE macarons, Paris, baking, cookbooks and all things French. Have the “I heart Macarons” book and have made many batches (mostly sucessful). Saw the post on Paris Breakfast with the shopping spree at Mora (LOVE it) and saw in the basket some flavors. Super interested because on last trip to Paris I bought some Arome Concentre framboise but didn’t know if it was the right stuff for macarons and just haven’t had the time to make any yet. Hope the book talks about using them.

  17. Connie Armstrong
    Connie Armstrong says:

    Just indicated I “like” Mad About Macarons on FB. I’ll be following your adventures and would love to win!


  18. Barbara S
    Barbara S says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook. Sad to say, I have been to Paris twice and never had a macaron…have no idea why. I have been reading Paris Breakfasts blog and she is so crazy for macarons that I feel I must have one right now! I definitely want to try making them.

  19. Mary Jane
    Mary Jane says:

    I belong to an Afternoon Tea Yahoo group and will mention it to all of them as they love macarons.
    I serve macarons at my tea room and guests often ask me about making them and I will pass this on to all of them as well.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book, Jill!

    Mary Jane
    Amherst Rose Tea Room

  20. Eileen
    Eileen says:

    hello! I’ve always wanted to make macarons since I fell in love with them on my visit to Paris! but they always seemed impossibly hard to make! However, looking at your blog and some of the entries people have posted, it doesn’t seem so hard anymore!

    I just “liked” your page on facebook and I hope I WIN one of the books! I just graduated from UCLA with a major in Francophone Literature and Culture and I would LOVE to make macaron towers to impress my guests at my graduation party!!! 🙂

  21. sydney85
    sydney85 says:

    I do not have a Facebook page but have sent emails linking your blog page to all in Austin, Texas. I have also sent requests to the library to stock “Mad about Macarons” and lastly have requested to include “Mad about Macarons” for the Kindle. I hope these make up for not having a Facebook page.

  22. Priscilla
    Priscilla says:

    Your book looks wonderful! I “liked” you on Facebook, so I hope I win. One of these days I will learn to cook, but I think learning to bake macarons takes priority!

  23. Sylvie
    Sylvie says:

    first excuse my english, I am french.I don’t have facebook but I send the link of your blog Mad about Macarons and the link to buy your book on to all my friends here in Canada and around the world.I have been in Paris with my girl and husband last summer and since this time (after a visit at LaDurée)i dream to cook macarons. And there you’re here with your blog and book…The book of my dream.I spread over the world that your book exist!!! Merci beaucoup!!! J’adore votre blog.

  24. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    I introduced my husband to macarons when we lived in Europe, and now he even wants to get your book! I have “liked” you on Facebook. Lovely blog, Jill.

  25. Deeba
    Deeba says:

    What a great giveaway Jill. I’m mad about macarons too, obsessed actually. Happy Fete du Macaron. Liked you on FB and now am going to sit and hope I get picked for this fab book. Have a great day!!

  26. Corinne @ Gourmantic
    Corinne @ Gourmantic says:

    First of all, thank you for the kind comment you left on Gourmantic 🙂 I have Liked the page on Facebook.

    I have to admit that I am those who think macarons are too difficult to make. I have a young foodie nephew who’s mad about them and keeps asking me when we’re going to attempt making them. I haven’t had the courage to try yet!

  27. bellini
    bellini says:

    To tell the truth I have always thought macarons were difficult and have never attempted them myself. You have inspired me to believe that I can achieve “feet”.

  28. Susan
    Susan says:

    Hi, Jill! I’m so flattered that you visited my blog! I LIKE Mad About Macarons on Facebook. Win it, or not, I can’t wait to see you new book. I’m dying to try making macarons!

  29. Linda Roberson
    Linda Roberson says:

    There can be nothing in the world more scintillating than macarons! I am a mademoiselle who would forever be in your debt, mademoiselle (dainty curtsey of gratitude), if you would share with me a copy! Vive la France!

  30. Pauline
    Pauline says:

    You are liked! 🙂 however, I still think we need to help my friends in the UK to like LIKE macaroons, you should see how much they are charging for a tiny packet in Waitrose without all your lovely flavours, Jill. ( ps the lady who makes the minis bought two copies of your book, hehe, once bitten, never forgotten (-: ) I’m prepared to start the conversion in the West….

  31. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    Ph Jill – it was so easy to “like” you on facebook. I also tweeted to share and will do more because your enthusiasm is catching and your recipes are heavenly.

  32. Ada
    Ada says:

    I’ve liked this on facebook and I’ve sent page suggestions! 😀 I really like your site, Mad About Macarons, that’s exactly how I was when I first read about them (and I still am!)

  33. Spinneys Cauldron
    Spinneys Cauldron says:

    Well, do I get a bonus start as I already tried to tell all before I even knew about your giveaway :D.
    I just loved our macarons, first attempt too, so delighted with them I wanted to honour your expertise. Also it made me realise I really needed a proper macaron book. If you read my blog you’ll see why!!!!!

    Anyway whoever receives your kind offer will be delighted, they’re sooo addictive, so tasty & a pleasure to experiment with. I’ll pop my thinking cap on as to how I can spread the pleasures here 🙂 Be in touch . . . I have some ideas

  34. Amy
    Amy says:

    I already like your page on FB, but I have added it to my page “Fragrant Vanilla Cake” under favorites! Your page is wonderful, I love all of the creative flavors you give to your macaroons!

  35. Liz
    Liz says:

    I just adore viewing all your marvelous macarons…winning the book would be just the push I need to trying them myself 🙂

    I am already a facebook follower, but will share your give away~

  36. christine
    christine says:

    Hi! I’m new to your blog, and I’m intrigued about macarons, which I’ve never made before. I “liked” your Facebook page and hope to win a book. Thanks!

  37. Choclette
    Choclette says:

    Jill, I think I might find this book rather helpful 😉

    I’m a bit clueless on Facebook – I like Mad About Macarons on anyway so I’ve tweeted the link to this post on Twitter.

  38. fooddreamer
    fooddreamer says:

    Okay, if there is a Fete du Macaron, you must be crowned Queen of the Fair! With a garland made of multi-coloured, multi-flavoured macarons!
    Off to Like the book on Facebook. I would love to win one!

  39. Sue Rooney diga
    Sue Rooney diga says:

    Just found out about your book from aprils ideal home magazine page 7, looked up your webpage and love it drooling as I read. Then I seen your on facebook so I just had to like as I do, would love your book to give macaron making a go and to read all your tips. A great wee find today:)))

  40. Becky
    Becky says:

    I also Like Mad About Macrons on Facebook. I want to win the book to make your wonderful macrons! Also, today is my birthday, and ithe book would be a nice birthday present!



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