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Old 06-25-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Who has tried these or knows the best place to get them at? If you've had them, you know what I mean when I say that these are worth seeking out. For those that have never heard of them before, you might have seen them or are curious. They are little French cookies that look like this:


Intrigued? The moment I saw them, I had to have them!
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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I hate when people are talking about macarons but type macaroons- especially well renowned sources. Martha Stewart Living magazine and an online Bon Appetite newsletter both misspelled them. They should get it right!

I finally had them while on vacation and they were different than I thought. I liked them, didn't love them, but found them so pretty.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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I hate when people are talking about macarons but type macaroons- especially well renowned sources. Martha Stewart Living magazine and an online Bon Appetite newsletter both misspelled them. They should get it right!

I finally had them while on vacation and they were different than I thought. I liked them, didn't love them, but found them so pretty.
I've seen the misspelling too and I'm surprised at the sources, as you mentioned.

They are very pretty but some bakers can get it perfect and others seem to mess up either in texture or flavors. Where did you find the Macarons you had? France, perhaps?
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Everybody knows macarons and macaroons are two completely different things.

I like macaroons but macarons are my favorite, not to mentions they are ridiculously pretty...
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Everybody knows macarons and macaroons are two completely different things.
Oh, I doubt Everybody knows what either is..... I think most know what macaroni is!
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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I had a French friend who'd wax nostalgic about these but I always figured, Macaroons...big deal. Because I didn't know what they were. I'll have to check 'em out. There are French pastry shops in my region but not close to me, and I looked at reviews to see which are most authentic. I'll have to remember to pick some up if I'm ever out on the west side. I guess there's always this mail order source.

The recipes look simple, just more involved than my regular sandwich cookies, which I've only recently started baking for holidays myself anyway. I'll need a purchased sample for texture and taste comparison. This rose macaron (http://he-eats.com/2010/02/08/rose-macarons/ - broken link) recipe is most interesting to me and if I can get it right then pistachio, lavender and all other kinds of variations would be great for Christmas. In fact, my niece is gonna be a very impoverished student this year so I might have her help me out and she can gift them while we get to enjoy the chefs' treats.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Who has tried these or knows the best place to get them at? If you've had them, you know what I mean when I say that these are worth seeking out. For those that have never heard of them before, you might have seen them or are curious. They are little French cookies that look like this:


Intrigued? The moment I saw them, I had to have them!
Well , they're certainly colorful which is an eye catcher.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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I've had macaroons, but not marcarons. I saw the picture of the marcarons. Are they a fancier version of Moon Pies?
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I use to work here: Home Page. A bag is $6 and you get 6 macaroons. They also have larger macroons and If I remember correctly they are $3 or $4 for one. They are hard to make so I hear. They have hazelnut, chocolate, and raspberry. The owners are from France and they are very friendly and the pastries are delicious. There was this woman who flew all the way from Maryland just to come and get some eclairs, because she said in Maryland she couldnt find authentic eclairs like she had when she went to Paris. So if you are every in Charleston on vacation stop by there! The owners name is Fabrice.

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Old 06-26-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Cass County MI
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I've never heard of Marcarons and I've never seen them before anywhere either, the lemon ones above look mighty delicious though. I have heard of Macaroons but not sure where....so I Googled "Macaroons" and pictures of the cookie/pastry that is posted above is what it gave me.
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