A few weeks ago I had my first taste of a French Macaroon. It all happened by mistake thought. I went to the Macy’s food section looking at their chocolate and candy, I was looking for anything French they might have. Yes, I’m going through a French stage. I want to eat, read and learn the language. Anyway, Macy’s had nothing so I left and decide to just walk and catch my bus a few blocks away. But long and behold a few blocks away I came across a French Cafe, that’s what the sign said. I walked in and there were a bunch of different flavors of MACARONS. OMG! Just as I gave up! I bought a few and the first one I tasted was a slightly red colored raspberry macaroon. It was delicious. As I left the cafe I glanced up at the sign again and it said, French Cafe MACARON. I had totally missed the Macaron part of the owning the first time. Now I’m in search for the next macaron.
Today, almost a week since my terrible cold I’m feeling much better but still my taste buds are lacking but it doesn’t mean I can’t look and blog about foods I love.
Today’s Wednesday Catch is…Chocolate. I LOVE chocolate as do so many people. “According to a 2006 John Hopkins study it showed that eating chocolate everyday can be beneficial to your health.” So eat up!
Here are a few chocolate sites to check out:
- Chocomize (you can customize and build your own chocolate bar)
- Christopher Norman Chocolates (hand painted & sculptural truffles with innovative flavors)
- Alma Chocolate (various flavors, molds and some edible gold)
- Theo Chocolate (bean to bar, Organic)
- Garrison Confections (“it’s more than candy- it’s art”)
- Woodhouse Chocolate (handmade creations,beautiful chocolate, vibrant flavors, family business)
- Fauchon (think Paris)
- Jacques Torres Chocolate (brings new life to old classics. I’ve had it and it’s GOOD)
I can go on and on but I’ll leave it for another day.
Chocolate Alert: The City Sweet Tooth site has just informed us that Vere chocolate will be closing their doors for good but will be having a BlowOut Sale Tomorrow, Thursday Feb 25 2010. Location-NYC 12 West 27th street 2nd Floor. 20 Bars for $5.00. Cash only.
Today is Friday and usually I don’t cook on Friday but today I might be cooking. It’s too cold out there. I rather stay home open some wine and cook while playing some music to keep me moving. I’ll have to go grab my coupons and my supermarket circular and put a grocery list together. I don’t know what I’ll be making for dinner but for dessert I might make something I found on Bakerella.com , a Peach Crunch Cake. What are you making for dinner? Dessert?