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Strawberry Shortcake is an American Icon

Would you believe that as much as I love strawberries, I have never made strawberry shortcake. Well, from scratch at least, and I think that’s abysmal. I’m depending on Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Johnny Iuzzini to help me out with that, with his version of strawberry shortcake that includes slow roasted strawberries and a vanilla creme chantilly. 


Macy’s appropriately calls it the ‘most amazing strawberry shortcake recipe that you’ll ever make,’ and I’m leaning towards believing them. It has all the required loves of mine. Strawberries, vanilla beans and cream. It’s just begging to be made into a simple yet delectable dessert. 

The other day, I was talking to my mom (Mor Mor for the regulars) about the level of deepness that my love for Strawberry Shortcake goes. The dessert AND the cartoon character. I had a Strawberry Shortcake swimming suit that I tried to fit into long past the size range, and I think that it was the gateway item of clothing that I needed to create a school aged child obsessed with strawberry shortcake. It’s probably so ingrained in my DNA that it’s the only explanation as to why my children are equally obsessed. 

If you want to join in some strawberry shortcake love, you can always join me next Tuesday at Macy’s State Street. Twelve noon. You won’t be disappointed. If you don’t live in Chicago, you can always find your local Macy’s and see what time they are celebrating Strawberry Shortcake day for their celebration of American Icons. The event is free to the public, and may need an RSVP. 

Where: Macy’s State Street
When: 12:00 pm 
What: National Strawberry Shortcake Day 
Location: Lower Level Culinary Area 

This post was sponsored by Everywhere Society, but the strawberry love is all mine. 


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