Last week I blogged about a wonderful Thanksgiving gift that my sister presented to me. This week, she sent me a New York Magazine article outlining just how great of a gift macarons can be. (you don’t have to convince me of that!)
Check out the article below, and if you want to give your friends and family something special, go with French pastries. You will be loved.
NY Mag Article link
Look at this beauty of a gift my sister got for me:
box full of love
perfect pastry post meal
She showed up at Thanksgiving dinner with a neat, little box of tasty macarons. For those of you who have not been introduced to the hamburger-shaped French pastries, they are “a traditional French pastry, made of egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar and sugar”. (wiki)
As told by Darby,” a new bakery opened with the cutest little lady owner – and she makes macarons’. That bakery is called J’ Chanceux Macaron and has only been opened for a few weeks.
info, held up by Darby
We did a taste testing in her apartment the next day. We got through them all, but since we were stuffed, never declared a winner. Looking back, the flavor that left a lasting impression on me was the coffee. It was sweet, but had a tinge of bitterness that added another dimension to the dessert.
Macarons are one of my all-time favorite treats – small enough to taste a few, crunchy with a melt-in-your-mouth outer layer, and a touch of cream.
If you live in New York City, go try out J’ Chanceux and give the little lady a chance.
Big changes for all octopus lovers over at La Pietra Cucina. The restaurant has recently received larger and more tender varieties of octopi. The new octopus product is directly represented in the lovely soup appetizer – Braised Octopus & Chick Pea Soup with escarole and olivastro. In the past, the soup had a nice amount of thinly sliced, shaved, and chopped octopus (see pic here). Now, the octopus shines through in large chunks that peek through the luscious, rich broth.
Take a look for yourself and then go test out the extra chunky soup at La Pietra Cucina (while it lasts).
I'm chunky and beautiful
La Pietra Cucina
One Peachtree Pointe,
1545 Peachtree Street
she's at least 25 years old today!
As a true chocolate lover, here is the evolution of a molten chocolate cake dedicated to the mother hen.
proper and neat
broken open to reveal all it's glory
time to dive in...
Love OctoSquid & Perez
Birthday Smiles 🙂
The craving has hit again!
Whether it’s the bean and tapioca variety:
the mixed fruit variety:
OR both (if you can’t decide and you want a little bit of both and you are not willing to sacrifice one for the other and you are counting on your dining companions to help out):
get ready to climb Mount Everest
Cafe 101 does not allow customization in their shaved ice creations, but they make sure you leave full……of ice.
5412 Buford Hwy
Doraville, GA 30340
lunch of champions
Getting back into the swing of food after a few days of soup I crave soft, smooth, mushy textures. Dairy is off limits, so I can’t dig into a pint of ice cream. Plus, in times like these hot trumps cold. Enter the acorn squash. The sweet yellow/orange flesh covers all my post illness bases. Lunch is served. If you would like to partake in this oddball meal, visit Savor Gourmet.
Post-Script: Savor also serves a mean, meaty sandwich and an addicting, lime-y black bean salad. The potato salad could use help in the presentation department.
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
2355 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305