Thursday, July 14, 2011

Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

I am the first to admit it: I am a huge nerd. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I sort of LOVE Bastille Day. I am not really sure why—but basically, ever since I took a “History of Revolutions” class at my nerdy academic summer camp (at the age of 13-ish), July 14th has always been a somewhat special date to me.

Is it a surprise that no boys wanted to date me in high school?

Anyway, today is July 14th, and in the spirit of storming the Bastille and all things French, I present a Marie Antoinette-worthy indulgence:

2011.07.14 - Macaron book

{I Love Macarons book $9.83}

I really wanted to feature some Ladurée macarons as the gift idea, but they aren’t exactly available for sale online. So this delightfully cute little book will have to suffice.

As a pretty experienced baker, I can say that macarons are a damn difficult and expensive endeavor (almond flour is not cheap). However, in I Love Macarons, renowned Japanese pastry chef Hisako Ogita simplifies the process and gives some foolproof tips and tricks for the at-home baker! J’adore!

And to satisfy my inner geek:


Happy Bastille Day to all!

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