like the macaron. we’re all used to the cute parisian hamburger style, but when i was in france i ran into many macarons that looked nothing like them. but tasted equally delicious.
an impromptu trip to amiens led to the purchase of these babies. eaten long ago, but the taste and memory is still fresh in my head. the macaron d’amiens is a bit heavier, wrapped in foil, and shaped like a little hockey puck. it’s got a crusty outside and a chewy inside that i’m crazy about – but then again, i’m crazy about anything sweet.
it’s interesting how a pastry can reflect the spirit of a city/region as well. this one is simple and down to earth – no fuss about the look, but the taste is spot on. and when the macaron touches your tongue, that’s really the most important part, right?
more about the lovely city of amiens soonish.
hope you are having a nice summer!