I don’t know why, but I’m hungry for macarons right now! Perhaps it’s because of this delicious photo or maybe it’s because I really loved the Iced Mint Macarons of Ladurée. The good news about that is that they are finally back in the assortment of Ladurée again. Thanks guys! You have made this girl very happy :)
Tell me, what is your favorite macaron and from who?
Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥
Time for foodies and goodies
Sweet, colored and it tastes heavenly. I think we all know what I’m talking about…macarons! I’m crazy about them and I’ve tried them almost everywhere in Paris. It’s so cool to experience all those little artworks at different bakeries or at the famous pastry stores. The Parisians sure know how to make great combinations and how to take care of a big variety. I’ve had lots of crazy flavors. They got olive, lavender, cheese, pistachio, chili, honey…I can go on for hours but I think you got my point ;)
I’ve once wrote a post about Ladurée, a famous pastry store in Paris. They invented the French macaron we eat today. A fun fact is that the beginning of the macaron starts in Italy. Yeah, I was a bit shocked too, but the meringue-based pastry is named after the Italian word for pasta ‘Maccarone’. The Italian monasteries made biscuits from a mixture of ground almonds with sugar and protein, similar to our macaroons. Catherine di Medici (Queen of France from 1547 to 1559) introduced this cake in France. It was mentioned there Maccherone. After many, many years, the French bakery Ladurée in Paris got the idea to combine two macarons with a filling, and that my dear followers, was the beginning of the macaron we know today.
The macaron is so popular in French that they got their own special day, ‘Le Jour du Macaron’. I haven’t experienced it myself, but it’s on my bucket list. The proceeds of all the macarons go to a good charity. During ‘Le Jour du Macaron’ there are different routes trough Paris to pass unique locations where you can taste some good macarons!
Note: A delicious recipe of my own macarons (and many other fun recipes) can soon be found on the new website www.worldofparis.com.
They say that Obama flew to Paris for a box of macaroons from Ladurée. Hmm.. that must be a freaking delicious cookie, I guess? And mister president is right, if I had a privet jet I would also fly to Ladurée to buy a box of his delicious macaroons ;) Ladurée is without any doubt the number one macaroon-store in the world. In the whole world? Yes, Ladurée has more than 40 other stores dived all over the world. But the first Ladurée store is located near Place Vendôme, which is of course… in Paris.
It all began in 1862 when monsieur Louis Ernest Ladurée started a bakery in Paris. Unfortunately, a fire in the bakery caused some problems but also had a positive turn. Because the fire monsieur Ladurée had the possibility to change his bakery into a pastry shop. With success. Over the years, Ladurée has become a big company with unique pastry’s. It looks like Obama isn’t the only one who likes the macaroons from Ladurée beacuse, Ladurée has 191.341 ‘likes’ on Facebook. We all know that, that says a lot these days!
Ladurée is a must-seen for everyone who visits Paris for the first time or hasn’t been there yet. And if you can’t visit a Ladurée store because it’s too far away, just go to their website. You can read about their history, the history of the macaroon, news, see a movie or buy some macaroons or other gift items. The website has a lot of interesting information and cute illustrations, which are typically Ladurée. And the macaroons are, as always, good looking and full with perfect ingredients. They are almost too perfect to eat. Almost ;)
Hey, monsieur Ladurée! What do you think of my macaroons?!