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Hi. Tell me where in Saint-Jean you can eat French macaroons ?
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I see someone has beat me to this:
I'll take the macaroons, please! I love coconut!There is a big difference between macaroons
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Do you know the difference between the two popular cookie types? They're both delicious, but that's pretty much where the similarity ends.www.berries.com
They're not really a "traditional" meringue, although they do use egg whites. . . they use almond flour for the body of the cookie. And they are light enough that you might have room to include one with your other chosen treatsI've never tried these as I'm not so fond of meringue. Maybe I should. But there are so many other wonderful posibilities that I haven't gotten around to it.
My apologies Sabine. I ended up visiting this thread again starting at post #1 and noticed your post with the link this time around. I thought I had read them all. You definitely beat out me and the other two in the post cluster pointing out La Fabrique de Macarons.Yes, sometimes it is recommended to read through the whole thread to avoid double posts.
The colors usually match various flavors, like blueberry, raspberry, lemon, chocolate, etc. Much of the flavor comes from the filling, a bit from the body of the cookie itself.For those of us who have not tried them...do all those different colors actually taste different, or is it all for effect?
They’re traditionally only ever eaten in round dozens, like oysters. *OK, so now I want to try them. Next time...I see them in European airports, too, at those fancy dancy shops for gourmet chocolate and have always wondered about the appeal.
Haha. Ok, right.They’re traditionally only ever eaten in round dozens, like oysters. *
The thought would never cross my mind in a million years, without your help. Now there it is.But stay away from Boris Johnson too
Ah, you don’t know her that well then . She doesn’t contribute to Wikipedia and she isn’t interested in macarons (the pastel coloured sticky things) but she wouldn’t say no to a coconut macaroon or two or three and yes, please, I’ll have another one.I know, Rick, where is she, anyway!...I'm sure she submits helpful info and updates to Wikipedia all the time! I think she is gathering info on Macaroons at this very moment!
I'm with you...I'm a macarooon gal!Ah, you don’t know her that well then . She doesn’t contribute to Wikipedia and she isn’t interested in macarons (the pastel coloured sticky things) but she wouldn’t say no to a coconut macaroon or two or three and yes, please, I’ll have another one.
And although I’m magically drawn to every patisserie window in France and I walked up and down that rue in SJPP several times, I have no recollection of a macarons shop there. I do remember, however, the piece of gâteau basque (Basque cake) I had elsewhere in SJPP. Macarons would be just too Parisian in that setting for me.
A macaron is not a macaroon, although the words are sometimes used interchangeably. A macaron is a delightful french concoction that will practically melt in your mouth! Two air-light cookies with a light creamy center. Think Oreo times 1M.This from Wikipedia: "A macaron or French macaroon is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. There is some variation in whether the term macaron or macaroon is used, and the related coconut macaroon is often confused with the macaron."
I hope someone can answer the OP's question about where to find them in St. Jean.
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That's as far as the usage in English goes. However, it appears that in French a macaron can be a kind of biscuit that doesn't look like an English "French macaroon" if you get my drift ... and in particular not at La Fabrique de Macarons in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Because when I look at the photos on their website, at the offer in their online shop and at an article in the local press about them, there is not a single pastel coloured double biscuit with cream between the two halves in sight.A macaron is not a macaroon, although the words are sometimes used interchangeably.
Oh my gosh, another type of macaron? I guess I'll have to try them all. A few years ago I was in Lyon at an amazing market and the macarons were indeed those pastel concoctions. It was like that throughout the Loire valley. I wonder if it's a regional thing? Like, my macron is not your macaron?
Look what I found!That's as far as the usage in English goes. However, it appears that in French a macaron can be a kind of biscuit that doesn't look like an English "French macaroon" if you get my drift ... and in particular not at La Fabrique de Macarons in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Because when I look at the photos on their website, at the offer in their online shop and at an article in the local press about them, there is not a single pastel coloured double biscuit with cream between the two halves in sight.
So has anyone actually had the latter from this shop in SJPP? The Artizarra bakery and tea-room mentioned earlier has them on offer, however. They call them macarons colorés aux multiples parfums although I'm sure they will also understand "this one, please".
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The French version of the Wikipedia article on macarons has a bit more: In the Basque country, the macaron made its appearance in Saint-Jean-de-Luz upon the initiative of a pastry maker, Mr Adam, who offered them to Louis XIV for his wedding in 1660. Since then, the descendants of Mr Adam have upheld the tradition, also in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and in Louhoussa with the Biscuiterie Basque.Look what I found!
Nope, a macaron is not a macaroon. They aren’t coconut at all. They come in all sorts of flavors / colors. A good French patisserie should have macarons ...but probably not macaroonsWhat in the world is "French Macaroni?" Do you mean macaroons? Those are coconut cookies and usually available at most confectionery shops and bakeries.
Nope. When you are in France and speak French then both of the cookies shown below are macarons. This has been discussed in detail in this thread. When you are in another country and/or speak another language, then this word may even include a third variety that looks completely different and contains coconut instead of almond. Or even hazelnut, depending on the region. And again, depending on the cultural background, this food is regarded as a luxury treat, a bite to eat with your coffee or tea, a kind of food that has its purpose because it doesn't contain wheat flour and leavening, or a traditional Christmas cookie.Nope, a macaron is not a macaroon. They aren’t coconut at all. They come in all sorts of flavors / colors. A good French patisserie should have macarons ...but probably not macaroons
Ah, and it's the latter that would be most interesting to eat.The macarons that won the race are gleaming, efficiently marketed products of modernity and globalization. They’ve effectively crowded out traditional predecessors.
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If a person is willing to and capable of aknowledging, accepting and admitting his/her imperfections, it’s perfect!And if I'm not perfect as self-declared, then I'm less than 100% perfect. In other words I'm imperfect. So why would anyone wanted to be as imperfect as I am???
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