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Italian Style Macaroons

Piccola Cucina, which means ‘Little Kitchen’ in Italian, was started by mother and daughter team Anita and Pina, out of a mutual passion for sharing and enjoying good food. Their company creates handmade, gourmet baked goods made using traditional family recipes.

Piccola Cucina offers a line of gluten-free and dairy-free Italian style macaroons and an almond based pie crust. Their macaroons are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Using traditional family recipes to craft their products, everything is hand made with all-natural ingredients, no preservatives or chemicals.

Products are made to order in a commercial, peanut-free facility just outside of Winnipeg, helping Piccola Cucina maintain a high level of quality and freshness.

Their macaroons are available in four unique flavours Amaretti, Chocoretti, Pistachioretti, and Limonetti.  Click here to view their products.

For a list of retailers where you can find Piccola Cucina products click here.

5 Fun Facts About Macaroons

1.  There are different types of macaroons; original macaroons, coconut macaroons and French macarons.

2.  The name macaroon comes from the Italian word for paste, maccarone (mah-kah-ROW-nay), also used for pasta/macaroni and dumplings

3.  Some culinary historians trace the origin of macaroons back to an Italian monastery in the 1500s – it is thought that they were modeled after monks’ belly buttons!

4.  Macaroon crumbs can be added to ice cream, puddings and used to make pie fillings! Many Italian deserts incorporate macaroon crumbs, such as the popular frozen tortoni – an ice cream made with heavy cream, topped with cherries, and flavoured with rum.

5.  Stock up on those macaroons – they can be frozen and defrosted 90 minutes prior to serving.

Piccola Cucina, which means ‘Little Kitchen’ in Italian, was started by mother and daughter team Anita and Pina, out of a mutual passion for sharing and enjoying good food. Their company creates handmade, gourmet baked goods made using traditional family recipes.

Piccola Cucina offers a line of gluten-free and dairy-free Italian style macaroons and an almond based pie crust. Their macaroons are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Using traditional family recipes to craft their products, everything is hand made with all-natural ingredients, no preservatives or chemicals.

Products are made to order in a commercial, peanut-free facility just outside of Winnipeg, helping Piccola Cucina maintain a high level of quality and freshness.

Their macaroons are available in four unique flavours Amaretti, Chocoretti, Pistachioretti, and Limonetti.  Click here to view their products.

For a list of retailers where you can find Piccola Cucina products click here.

5 Fun Facts About Macaroons

1.  There are different types of macaroons; original macaroons, coconut macaroons and French macarons.

2.  The name macaroon comes from the Italian word for paste, maccarone (mah-kah-ROW-nay), also used for pasta/macaroni and dumplings

3.  Some culinary historians trace the origin of macaroons back to an Italian monastery in the 1500s – it is thought that they were modeled after monks’ belly buttons!

4.  Macaroon crumbs can be added to ice cream, puddings and used to make pie fillings! Many Italian deserts incorporate macaroon crumbs, such as the popular frozen tortoni – an ice cream made with heavy cream, topped with cherries, and flavoured with rum.

5.  Stock up on those macaroons – they can be frozen and defrosted 90 minutes prior to serving.