So last week I told you how Amanda introduced me to good Italian gelato in New York City.

But gelato isn’t the only thing Amanda led me to in New York City…………she took me to Bouchon Bakery and invited me to try the ‘anti cupcake‘ ……. a macaron.

NYC macarons by Amanda Bottoms

Like the gelato, I had experienced eaten macarons once before, and could not figure out what all the hype was about.  Let’s just say they were nothing to write home about.

Again, I learned, I had not been privy to a superb macaron!  a FRESH airy macaron leaves you craving more.

And superb these were!  Amanda chose Vanilla, Caramel and Peanut Butter and Jelly to fill our bellies.  I sat perched in my seat surrendering to each elegant eggshell-like crust filled with a cloud of cream.

With my new found irrational fondness for the macarons, I couldn’t pick a favorite.  The vanilla and caramel were too close to chose one over the other, with the PB&J coming in very close behind. 

Bouchon Bakery macarons at

Unlike the gelato, macarons were something I could bring home!  I made a quick dash to Time Warner Center before my flight out of NYC and picked up 12 of these classic French pastries for my family to enjoy, adding pistachio to the flavors I had devoured the day before.

I hear there are a lot more amazing macarons all over New York City, I can’t wait to try a few more next time I visit!

Making macarons require precision and patience.   Here are a few recipes if you’d like to give them a try!

French Macaron Recipes at

 So tell me, have you enjoyed a delicious macaron?  If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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