1. I knew that Herme would be the winner already because, come on – awesome name. They almost share the same name as an amazing designer! ๐Ÿ˜€

    A Foie Gras macaron?! Very interesting! I always thought macarons were just sweet. Oh and I need that Ferrero Rocher-tasting macaron – Slava would love it too since he’s a Nutella addict ๐Ÿ˜€

    Awesome throwdown/battle!

  2. OK, did you really just say foie gras and peanut butter in the same sentence? My life will never be the same until I try that. And as I’m uninitiated in Macaroons and in Paris, I’m guessing that those two places are the best of the best. When I’m next there I’ll hunt down the Pierre one! You know, I’m not even sure I’ve tried a macaroon (except those coconutty ‘versions’ here in the states)…I have so much more to do with my life!! lol.

    • Gillian

      YES! The foie gras had a bit of a peanut butter taste and then became more like a duck pate taste and then chocolate…I swear the layers of flavour are crazy! You must go when you are in Paris! Trader Joe’s does French macarons that are delicious but not even close to these – but they could be a good starting point ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gillian

      Thanks Kris!! I’m game for Paris anytime! I will show you all the shops and delicious treats of your dreams! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gillian

      Thanks Anna, yes, I love the presentation! I had to cut out a part of the video where I went on and on about how beautiful even the bags are at Pierre Herme ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love love love this! A fois gras macarons?! Amazing.

    I am obsessed with macarons,so far my favourite are from La Bamboche (in Toronto) but I love sampling different bakeries when I travel. Can’t wait to try both of these places whenever I make it to Paris.

  4. Ahhh, I am envious of your macaron experience! I have only had macarons a few times, but loved every bite! I can only image how amazing they are from Pierre Hermes. I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeves next ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gillian

      Thanks Kilee! They are something special, I might be trying out some of Pierre Herme’s macaron recipes soon so I’ll let you know how they turn out (then you could try one at in your own kitchen!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. You are my favourite person in the world!!!!! This video made my heart miss you SO much ๐Ÿ™‚ I must try a Herme Macaroon before I die – it is now on my bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Youuu!!! xoxo

  6. This is what I was waiting for! Have to say, my mouth was watering for that whole video. I will definitely be going to PH next time I’m there! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. loved the video! i hope my comment came through on youtube!

    looked like a great time…tough life eating macaroons ๐Ÿ˜‰ all the flavors sounded perfect. i could never pick..haha i am worst at making decisions.

    • Gillian

      I did get your youtube comment, thank you so much! And that is why you have to buy a big box, to try them all!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love it! You gave me my first ever macaron – a Pierre Herme and now I can’t eat anything less. They are on a totally new level. Awesome video – you’re as cute as ever! Wish I could have made the trip with you… ๐Ÿ™

  9. A great video and totally agree with you on PH, the macs are most flavorsome and exotic – yum!!! Btw, have you ever attempted to make them yourself? Here’s a guide http://www.themacaronmaster.com/ that shows how to make bakery-quality macarons that look smooth and just melt-in-your-mouth= divine ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gillian

      Thanks Dan! I have never tried to make them myself, but I’m dying ot try some of PH’s recipes! Will check out your site!

  10. Pierre is the Picasso of macarons. I definitely recommend his book – Macarons. However, in my opinion it’s not the best ‘beginner’s’ book as the instructions don’t go into great detail, at least not the kind of detail that the book mentioned in my last comment does. Still, it’s a must have macaron book that no serious macaronsits should do without! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see your first macs!

  11. […] the blog. But here are some great posts about macaroons and featuring macaroon recipes: check out Gillian here, and the master of healthy macaroon making – Kris – here, hereย and here. You guys had […]

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