I was lucky enough to come across Leesa's blog. She is a California native who did what I did, only the other way around. She married a French Man (and does not seem to be complaining, by the way, quite the opposite.) and she now lives in Paris. I find that Expatriates have some of the most beautiful photographs of their country of adoption because they are able to look at things with a fresh eye and take nothing for granted. Leesa, who happens to be a heck of a good photographer is to blame for my latest wave of homesickness.
She and I seem to share a strong bond: Macaroons. The French call them Macarons. At the base of the recipe are egg whites, meringue style, and almonds. They are crispy/crunchy and gooey, and esthetically speaking, they belong more at the center of a mantelpiece than in a kitchen cabinet.
The best of the best, the crème de la crème in matter of Macaroons is La Durée, here are pictures taken from Leesa’s blog.