Monday, June 13, 2011

Macarons

Ah, the macaron!

It's said that the French macaron we know today was invented in the 1830s by Pierre Desfontaines of the French pâtisserie Laduree. It is simple - two merinque discs sandwiched by a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache.

L to R - Salt caramel, Rose, Sicilian pistachio, Sweet wedding almond, Earl Grey Tea, Caribbean chocolate
Macarons and other French pastries are popular in Japan, of all places, which may be why the Beverly Hills confectioner Paulette Koumetz has opened a branch of her 'lette Macarons in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. 

I just ate the salt caramel one. Mmmm!

Which one should I eat next?

9 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I'm going to have to add this to my list of things to try (it's long). I had fiddlehead ferns for the first time Saturday night--delish. I would go for Sicilian pistachio myself. Glad you are on the mend and I hope you have a great trip to
London! xxox

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Cream puffs and all things pate a choux are popular enough in Japan to have spawned an international chain, complete with hilarious logo.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my... I must try one soon! The colors make them look so yummy.

Janet said...

That's the one I would've eaten first...then the Earl Grey Tea :-) I'd love to go to Little Tokyo!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

complete with hilarious logo

I was expect something more like this.
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Mingus said...

All of them.

Alexia said...

first cupcakes, then violent-hued macarons - what will the next sweet craze be?

pistachio for me, every time!

Another Kiwi said...

Mrs Kiwi makes a very nice lavender meringue so these sound very nice.

Karen S. said...

Your blog header view is so delightful it just calls out "I am beautiful!"...what a view...the color of blue is most stunning too!
And my next choice would be ..close my eyes and surprise myself with eating.....the next selection!