A Macaron Love Affair

Today I woke up with quite the particular sweet tooth craving.  It wasn’t the typical, “I want some cereal for breakfast instead of toast” craving, but the kind that can only be completely satisfied with a delectable French macaron.  This treat that I’m referring to is NOT a macaroon (the coconut treat), but a macaron (mack-ah-rohn).  The fact that people and even bakeries use the word macaroon instead of macaron to describe these amazing French confections drives me insane.  Anyway, this craving isn’t unusual for me ever since I tasted my first macaron in 2011 from NYC’s Bouchon Bakery.  I obviously fell in love at first bite, hence the name of my blog.  Bouchon Bakery is still one of my favorite places to grab a monster-sized macaron in the city, along with my other favorite, Ladurée.  Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to find authentic-tasting macarons in New York and have no hope of finding any near me in Athens, GA.  One day I’ll take on the difficult challenge of baking my own macarons from scratch, but drooling over pictures of my past macarons will have to suffice for today.  Feel free to drool with me over these mouthwatering pictures of my favorite Bouchon and Ladurée macarons.

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Caramel and Chocolate Macarons from my 1st visit at Bouchon Bakery

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Macaron from Bouchon Bakery

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The newly opened Ladurée on the Upper East Side, NY

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My first taste of Ladurée macarons- they were just as tasty as they are beautiful

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Pretty little salted caramel macaron from Ladurée