Passport for Your Palate-Ladurée French Macarons
Have you heard of Ladurée? It is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house in Paris. Established in 1862, it is one of the world's best-known premier sellers of the double decker macaron. Over 150 years in business, this French delight has expanded. The bakery now has locations world wide in Europe and in the United States. One of those locations happens to be in New York City on Madison Avenue.
I personally was not familiar with this French bakery until my daughter and her friend decided we needed to put together a city tour of Gossip Girl Hotspots. One of the places on the stop was on Madison Ave. The girls of course wanted pictures for their Instagram and Snapchat stories, but we were not going to resist the temptation to go inside and order a treat or two.
The store had such a variety of colors and flavors of macarons to choose from. It was so hard to decide between the variety of macaron flavors and all of the other amazing sweets in the glass casings. But seeing we were following the likes of 'Blair Waldorf' we had to go with the macarons. I ended up going with two flavors I knew would not fail to give a tasting -- vanilla and chocolate.
Retreating to the sidewalk, we dug into our afternoon snack. Pure delight! And as luck would have it, this winter as I was making my travels back and forth to Vermont, I so happened to come across recipes for making your own French macaroons in my mother's cooking magazine, "Cuisine At Home". Seeing the magazine prompted me to seek out an easy recipe.
So give it a whirl with this Macaron (French Macaroon) recipe by Elle. Be sure to share your finished creations with us over at Boomerang Escapes.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN,MS, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.