meringue - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums. Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France. Gardner. The invention of meringue in 1720 is attributed to a Swiss pastry cook named Gasparini. ( Log Out /  I am choosing to conquer the meringue first because it is difficult to master, but once conquered the culinary creation can lead to many different baked confections. Even though the French take credit for the macaron, Catherine de’ Medici likely brought the maccherone to France in the 16th century … What a way to end the week! (Walloon) maringue shepherd's loaf, marinde food for an outdoor repast (