Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ahh Oui Pariee!

On my first of a 3 part series how could I not write about my Macaron Indulgences.

This was my first visit to Paris and definitely not my last. Everything from the architecture to the design to the food was "rich". I felt as though I only got a taste of what is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited.

But one of the reasons why I visited Paris was the Macaron... ooooh the Macaron. I wanted to see and taste first hand what they were like in Paris. Time was limited so I wasn't able to seek out some of the specific Macaron shops but quite honestly, I didn't need to. Every patisserie, cafe, grocery store... even the ballet displayed these lovely deserts.

ahhh the Macaron tree

This photo was taken at Paul - our favorite place for our daily pastry fix

And the taste.... mmmm.

Not only did they taste amazing, have a perfect crunchy delicate shell and the most delicious soft center... the way they were displayed and packaged was incredible.

I was soooo inspired by these little colorful jewels I went out and bought myself a Macaron book written entirely in French! I can't wait to make some of them and post them here.

Hello Google translator!


  1. The pictures alone are amazing ... I can only image they are even more amazing to taste.


  2. These pics are gorgeous.. You definitely have to teach me how to make these.

    Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

  3. The last time one of my friends went to visit her family in France, she bought me 40 Euros worth of Ladurée macarons as a treat for taking care of her pet parakeet while she was away. Wonderful, no?

    Sad end to the story: she forgot to take them out of the fridge before leaving to catch her return flight.


  4. Thanks... aren't they beautiful?!?

    Laurie so sad... almost as sad as the bottle of French Liqueur that I had to basically gift to security. I completely forgot about not being allowed to carry on more than 100ml of liquid so I basically pulled it out of my bag and handed it over without them even asking!... :(

  5. Hi Anna & Vi!
    I have not ever visited you all here....what is up with me? I am such a foodie and will certainly look forward to visiting more with you both on the other side of of Verdigris Vie.
    Have a lovely sunday!

  6. I could literally eat French macaroons every day. SO hard to make, though.