Les Macarons: Please Let Me Eat Cake!

I just have to share this most Parisian of treats – the Laduree Macaron made in Paris since 1862 has no rivals.  They are delicious beyond imagination.  Dave and I buy them when we depart from the Charles De Gaulle airport terminal shop in Paris.   You can find them in the high streets of other major cities too.   These are small, round shaped cakes with a soft center made daily.  Almonds, eggs, sugar and one other "secret" ingredient – they are perfect, sweet, light and make my mouth feel alive with their delicate flavours. In March, we sampled the new seasonal flavours of their Ginger heart, cognac (not for children) and chocolate hazelnut.  My favourite is orange blossom and Dave loves the ginger one.  They keep for only four days – this is the first time we actually bought some that made it out of the departure lounge with us.  I even like the boxes.  You can find macarons in markets and patisseries everywhere, but these are the best in all of La Republic and the world (in our opinion).  I think this is perhaps my best insider tip for travel clients coming to France with us. Ever.

 Orange Blossom, Lemon, Cassis, Salted Caramel, Ginger and Pistachio boxed Laduree Macarons.

Orange Blossom, Lemon, Cassis, Salted Caramel, Ginger and Pistachio boxed Laduree Macarons.

 Even the Laduree boxes are gorgeous.

Even the Laduree boxes are gorgeous.

 Christmas market in Arras; every flavour you can imagine.

Christmas market in Arras; every flavour you can imagine.