Candace, one of my readers, and I share a mutual love for all-things-French. She is currently planning her next jaunt to Paris, and I've sent her a list of some of my favorite "must-eats" in the City of Lights.
Aside from a cone topped with an ample scoop of Berthillon's Salted-Caramel ice cream, I told her, rather adamantly, that her first stop, post-customs must be at Laduree, for their life-changing macarons. Her reply? "I just discovered that macarons are not what I thought. Not a single flake of coconut in them...Sounds yummy."
For those of you out there that, upon hearing the word "macaron," imagine the overly-sweet, coconut "clump" produced by Manischewitz, have a looksie at this video, courtesy of Candace: http://vimeo.com/3676793. Clearly, the "macaroon" and the "macaron" could not be more different.
*For a list of my favorite macaron shops in NYC, click here.
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The Lunch Belle