Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Macarons, macarons, macarons

I'm always sad to leave Paris.
I miss the food the most.
Farewell my beloved gateau,
pain au chocolat et les macarons

But, psssh, I'll let you in on a secret ...
Don't tell anyone!
I have found a shop near me that sells macarons!

Macarons outside France, you say?
I'm there!

I spotted this macaron ad:
100 grams of macarons (3.5 oz), only €3,50!

100 grams will buy you 8 mini macarons.
I'll take what I can get!

Vanilla, raspberry, lemon, chocolate, café and pistachio.
I'd rate them a 7 out of 10,
except for the pistachio, who scores an 8 out of 10!

They are, of course, no where near Pierre Hermé's
perfect macarons. And I do mean perfect!

Though they're much better than the
macaron I had in Brussels, Belgium.

Or my own home-made macaron,
for that matter ...

Yes, no macaron can top Paris' macarons!

Au Revoir!


Debby Lee said...

Uh oh, now my sweet tooth is kicking it! Yum!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I also found a bakery in my town that makes macaroons. The owner studied for several years in Paris. Nothing the same but close enough that I will never pass one up!

M.A.the2nd said...

I am drooling! Yum and so pretty!

The Zhush said...

Oh! Those macaroons teasing me again in cyberspace! And, my favorite, chocolate croissants!

Kristin said...

Looks good!!! Lucky you...I have no place I can buy macarons :( :( Happy Easter!

:) Kristin

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

These colors are SO pretty,lovely and full of live!-)*

I've never tasted macarons...

Wish you very sunny,beautiful Easter days,my dear fiend!-)))*

Much Love,

Belle Vie said...

You had me at macaron ... There is a french cafe near my home that sells wonderful macarons. Although they are delicious, I prefer to have them in Paris.
xoxo, B

sweet european dreams said...

I'm thrilled that I found your blog today - fun frenchy stuff! My most favorite macarons are from Sprüngli in Zurich. They are amazing! But ALL macarons are beautiful, no matter where they're from!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I had to come back one more time to look at the macaroons.