Featured DIY: How to Decorate French Macaroons With Edible Glitter by Bespoke Bride

(Image Credit: Bespoke Bride)

(Image Credit: Bespoke Bride)

What’s better than delicious macarons and glitter you can eat? Absolutely nothing! These classy and delicious cookies would be the perfect pairing for a dinner party with your girlfriends or a great addition to the dessert bar at a bridal shower! Continue reading

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Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Pâtissier François Payard at SOBEWFF

Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

Chef François Payard with The Daily Quirk Reporter Kelsey Cortez (Image Credit: Saily Regueiro/The Daily Quirk)

The macaron has taken center stage as our latest sweet obsession. Pinterest recipes abound for the tasty treat, but who knows more about the bite-size confection than the macaron master himself, Pâtissier François Payard? The Daily Quirk sat down with Payard at Food Network’s The South Beach Food and Wine Festival to discuss the growing dessert phenomenon and learn some tips on how to create the perfect macaron!

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Macarons (Image Credit: Louis Beche)

What’s the Big Deal About… Macarons?

Macarons (Image Credit: Louis Beche)

Macarons (Image Credit: Louis Beche)

The French are known for two things: they’re always slim and they are famous for making the best desserts and pastries in the world. Now, I understand how this may seem confusing. I’m sure it’s not common to put words like “slim” and pastries together in the same sentence. However, in this case, it works and I’ll tell you why. The French and most other Europeans stay slim because they eat in moderation; small amounts.

The famous French pâtisserie (pastry shop), Ladurée has perfected this feat with their most well-known sweet treats: the macaron. Although, others have claimed to have first invented the macaron, Pierre Desfontaines of Ladurée is usually the one credited probably because this luxury bakery is thought to make the best macarons in the world. Continue reading