Coloring macarons

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I have read that gel or liquid coloring can inhibit development of the "feet" and one should use powdered color. I used some gel color today and for the first time in forever, did not get feet, but that is not a very scientific experiment (n=1).

Thoughts?
 
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I've only ever used gel color (Americolor or ChefMaster brands) and I always get feet... I'm using Herme's recipe (Italian meringue method) if that data point helps....
 
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Thanks. I'm using just a standard French method. Americolor. I might just chalk it up to a storm system this past 3 days in the Midwest.
 
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I heard liquid coloring can change the consistency quite a bit. I've made macarons successfully with a gel. Italian meringue method. Maybe with the liquid coloring it adds more moisture to the french method.
 
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