Postcards from Paris – Jour de Macaron

March 20th is Jour de Macaron or Day of the Macaron! How can you go to Paris and not indulge (at least once) in these pretty, pastel treats?  Well, I can’t! As I stroll down the winding streets, I’m drawn to the windows filled with an artist’s palette of colors paired with lush flavors…how can I resist…how can I choose?

These beauties are from Ladurée, the inventor of the macaron as we know it today.  No, they didn’t invent the little cakes, but Pierre Desfontaines, the second cousin of  of the founder,  Louis Ernest Ladurée,  did us the great service of putting two cakes together to nestle ganache filling.   They  offer more than just the standard flavors, letting their imagination run  wild and offering a new flavor every season. This season it’s Cherry Blossom in honor of their 150th anniversary.  What could say spring better?

Vive Le Macaron!





2 Responses to “Postcards from Paris – Jour de Macaron”

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    Sandy — Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    Hi Susie, your macarons are looking delectable! I’ve had a macaronathon yesterday for my charity event today. I made two different styles, Amalfi-lemon with dark Valrhona and Cherry-Kiss with white chocolate and sour cherries. Hope, there’ll be lots of foodies trying macarons and donate. Be sweet today, yours Sandy

    • Susie replied: — March 20th, 2012 @ 10:02 am

      Oooh Sandy, I hope you made lots and lots of money for your charity! Your macarons sound so delicious!

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