Not on the Menu: Macarons

This is my first post of things I will never make in my kitchen.  I think every cook/baker should have some things that are off limits.  Who wants to figure out how to make everything?  Not me!  I need some magic in the world, so there’s a handful of things I’ll continue to let people make for me.  Makes sense, right?

Do you know about Ladurée macarons?  They’re kind of famous, and kind of perfect.  They look Rainbrow Brite designed tiny hamburgers, but they’re really the sweetest treat in all the world, I dare say.  I first became familiar with the company when I looked into all of the sweets that played a pivotal role in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette.  (I loved that movie for the soundtrack and the literal eye candy – piles of macaroons!  cakes with multiple pink towers! – throughout the film.  I see the signature box of the macarons and my heart skips a beat.  Honestly.

I’m pretty glad macarons not in this cookbook!  I’ve actually only had these Ladurée macarons once – we were driving along the southern coast of France and I think we were in Cannes.  Whoa!  Who am I?  Giselle?  Anyhow, that famous macaron was so life-alteringly phenomenal that I’m afraid to eat another one.  (I totally would if one were in front of me.)

I don’t have a whole lot to say about these goodies – I’m pretty busy in the kitchen today.  I will say that I will have my picture standing in this very doorway as I eat my macaron on the Champs-Élysées in Paris one day!

Totally annoying how delicious those look, right?