French Word of the Day: macaron (mac-rown)- macaron
I’m going to clear something up for everyone. This is not a macaron:
That’s a macaroon. It’s Italian, has coconut, and isn’t what I’ve been craving the last few weeks.
This, my friends, is a macaron:
Ladurée, a world-famous, expensive (or “priced well above market value” if you want to be politically correct), French tea salon chain, even has a little story on their website about the origin. They mention adding a pinch of “know-how;” I can only assume what they’re referring to has addictive properties.
Jenna came into town this weekend for a grad school interview, and we met up.
I had found some proper macarons in Chicago, so I insisted she accompany me there. She resisted saying, “No, I don’t want to eat anything delicious today!” but I eventually convinced her. (Actual conversation- Me: Macarons? Jenna: Yes! When and where?)
We went here:
And had our mint tea and our macarons.
It was a perfect afternoon.