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Old 15.06.2020, 08:21
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

Macarons (according to Wikipedia) originally came from Italy and hence on to France.
They came to Switzerland later brought by a chef who moved to Switzerland from from Luxembourg, hence the name.

They are essentially the same thing, just with a different name.
That's not unusual - there are name difference for food items within a country too.

St1lemans is always banging on about Bolognese ragu and original, authentic recipes.
It's actually French (Ragu comes from the French word ragout) and existed in France, and in England, many years before reaching Italy. It travelled to England during the 11th century Norman invasion.
Obviously the tomatoes came into the recipe later as they didn't reach Europe to the 16th century.

I think we can all agree that Alpen macaroni is definitely Swiss and was probably thought up in a cold, bleak winter in the mountains when the larder was getting low and potatoes and macaroni were eaten on alternate days and someone decided, in the interests of variety, to mix the two together.

As apples were one of the few fruit that would would store all winter, I should think they ate apple puree with most things (potatoes or macaroni) to add more flavour.
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