Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Paris in July

Thyme for Tea is hosting "Paris in July"

May 2019 - Paris France

This probably sounds weird, but we had never tried macarons before. I had seen them in France on previous trips.

2012 Rouen

I found this great explanation at Shari's Berries site.

Was I crazy???? I am now addicted and even plan on trying to make them.
We stopped on Av de Clichy on our way towards the Opera House.

2019 Paris

And in Dijon, John bought some for me.

Since we've been home I've bought them at Mark McEwan's, meh and too expensive.

But Longo's were quite good and reasonable at $10 for 6.


  1. Great info box about the two types of cookie! When we are leaving Paris we like the fact that there’s a macaron counter from Ladurie in the airport for all your macaron needs. And Ladurie is credited with kick-starting the current macaron fad.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. There's a woman in my town who makes homemade macarons. They are delicious. Macarons are one of my favorite parts of Paris.

  3. I don´t like sweets. But when I was 14... ages ago!... I stayed two weeks in Louviers with my guest family and fell in love a bit with the son, Thomas.
    He moved to Rouen to study and we all helped.
    Thank you for the memories :-)

  4. It's been years since I've had one.

  5. I saw your blog on July in Paris. I never liked macarons that much, maybe because I am not that found of meringues. I used to work on rue Lincoln in Paris, a block from the Champs-Elysées. I went back there several years ago to have a look and at first I thought I was lost because the café that was at the corner was no longer there. There was an old looking patisserie at the Lincoln corner. I thought I had really lost my mind. So I went inside – it looked opulent and very ancient; it was called Ladurée, another of their shops. I finally asked a waiter how old was the establishment – he said it was opened there in 1997! That made me feel so much better because it had been years before that I worked a block from there. I did buy some of their macarons, but maybe it was the flavors I bought, I thought they were so-so. Next time I’ll try the macarons of Pierre Hermé. He opened a shop rue Bonaparte and is being talked as the real new competition to old Ladurée. Ladurée is loved by the American public and I think they opened a couple of their shops in the US.

  6. I love macarons! They aren't too difficult to make but a bit time consuming and you can't do it when it's too humid. But oh, wonderful. I ate macs all through Paris, I loved them so!

    I'm so glad you discovered them and have enjoyed firsthand in their own City!

  7. Wow This is new to me. I prefer macarons over macroons.
    I am craving for them now.

  8. I had no idea there were 2 types, but I love the genuine French Macarons. My daughter who is married to a Frenchman learned how to make them and made a variety of them on one of her trips to Perth.

  9. Love them. Imagine they even sell them these days in the big hamburger chains!

  10. I'm so glad you tried them first in Paris. They are just a beautiful sweet - right size, right sweetness and subtly different flavours. Those colours are truly Parisienne.


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