Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Sometimes we must put aside the fun and frivolity and get serious. Food blogging is like a large playground where we meet friends, gossip, tell stories woven with whimsy and infused with charm. We bake cakes to tempt and titillate, serve up long-simmered stews to warm and comfort. We tease and we amuse, we entertain and we provoke, our hands pressed deep inside a luxurious mound of bread dough pungent with yeast or sweet, sticky cake batter smeared across our forehead. Our food blogs...and in extension, this crazy food blogosphere...is a place to let go and be gleeful and let loose our inner child.

And then sometimes our little food blogs can be a place to gather and share information, educate and inspire good actions. Pink October is such a time and such a place. As our own Mac Passionate Baker Lisa of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives posted:

Did you know, according to BreastCancerAwareness.com (Donate!):

* Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis.
* Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease.
* Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men.
* 85% of all diagnoses have no family history.
* 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
* Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55.

All of the above is jarring. This is why early detection is so important. Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health – and all adults should do regular self-exams. Hint – in the shower, with soap, works really well.

And so, our wonderful Mac Bakers banded together and baked Pink Macarons for Pink October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And spread the awareness and the love.


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  1. Such a lovely roundup! love all those pink macarons and your cake too Deeba!

  2. What a great work of you all folks! Love, being a part of a powerful community. Don't stop baking, ladies!

  3. what a roundup! all the macarons look mouthwatering and I can't wait for the next mac attack :D

  4. Stunning round up. I love the PINK and all the enthusiasm and energy Pinktober brought up. Yes indeed, pink macarons are the best!

  5. That is what i call a pink October fair.

  6. What an amazing round-up of macarons for the cause! You did pink October proud!

  7. Nice pink macarons everyone !!

    Today is November 15 (already !?) When will the next Mac Attack be announced ?? Can't wait anymore...


  8. Gorgeous and delicious sounding macs!
    I've been busy and haven't been baking, but just bought some egg whites yesterday for some thanksgiving desserts, so hopefully I'll be back on the next mac attack!

  9. This is very appetizing and very delicious in my eyes..Good way to spent my money because not just i will taste enjoy all the good food but also i was able to help breast cancer patient in raising their funds. See great story in our website and get a chance to win breast cancer bracelets free.