Books: LADUREE {6 sweet secrets}

Laduree: The Sweet Recipes
Laduree: Sucre The Recipes
by Andrieu, Philippe (2011) Hardcover

I was a macaron virgin until 2 springs ago

when I baked some because we don’t have a single

bakery in town, Paris is like expensive,

and I am a somewhat naive fearless baker.

Everywhere you turned in blogland

was one more sexy photo of a colorful macaron

and the celadon green facade of:

Laduree: Sucre The Recipes by Andrieu, Philippe (2011) Hardcover

an elegant Paris pastry house.

With the opening of

Maison Laduree

in NYC,

the probability this blogger

will nibble Laduree yum

improves considerably!

On to sweet secrets!


Laduree made the pastries for the film

Marie Antoinette.


Laduree is famous for double decker macarons

and sell 15,000 daily.


Louis Ernest Laduree was a prolific writer.


Laduree’s grandson Pierre Desfontaines

had the brilliant idea of opening a TEA ROOM

in 1930, which was a hit with women

(who at that time were not admitted to cafes!).


The international development of Laduree

began in 2005 with London.

Laduree: The Savory Recipes

Laduree: The Savory Recipes

Laduree’s chef Michel Lerouet
shares his best in a NEW BOOK
Laduree: The Savory Recipes
(photography by Sophie Tramier)
revealing 100 of the most famous
Laduree recipes.
Omg. So beautiful I don’t wanna
touch the pages without gloves.

Laduree: The Sweet Recipes
Laduree: Sucre The Recipes by Andrieu, Philippe (2011) Hardcover

Aching to get my paws on
Laduree: The Sweet Recipes
by Phillipe Andrieu
which features SECRETS of
their magical macarons.
Wouldn’t a tray of holiday macarons
be tres lovely this year?

Which do you crave more…savory or sweet?

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  1. November 11, 2011 / 1:41 am

    Gorgeous post! I think I am just going to have to try to find a good recipe for these! They are too gorgeous and would be wonderful for the Christmas party!

  2. November 11, 2011 / 1:58 am

    Oh I love macaroons… I just can't pick.. how about one of each color…

  3. November 11, 2011 / 2:22 am

    Oh how I want one of those macaroons! A pink one please, beautiful post, Laura Cottage and Broome

  4. November 11, 2011 / 2:39 am

    Macaroons are dangerous. Especially the really good ones. Love em! Definitely sweet for me.

  5. November 11, 2011 / 4:10 am

    Hi Darling! Thanks for your comment. Cranberry Stilton sounds absolutely amazing.
    I am jealous, however, that you will be so close to a Laduree 😉

  6. November 11, 2011 / 4:18 am

    very pretty! i love the look of the macaroons but do crave savoury.
    have a lovely weekend!

  7. November 11, 2011 / 5:22 am

    What a post to start my day with. I'm aching to get some…A silver tray with macarons for holidays. Life couldn't get better.

    And that brings me back to reality: Im still a macaron virgin.

  8. November 11, 2011 / 6:37 am

    I just love Laduree! I finally had a chance to visit the Paris store recently and have become an addict…thank goodness we don't have a store here in Sydney!

  9. November 11, 2011 / 7:56 am

    Ooh, I have yet to bake macarons, hoping to try some out for the holiday season. Yummy post, my lovely! Have a sweet day!

    Meera xx

  10. November 11, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    They are simply the best, and the packaging and beauty of their stores just lures you in!

  11. November 11, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    My muffin is no longer looking as tempting as it was earlier because now I want a sweet macaroon!

  12. November 11, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    Once again, an amazing post!! I can't get enough of these cookies – especially the lavender ones!! So you cook too? Does not surprise me you talented lady. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post that made my day… I want a macaroon dang it!!


  13. November 11, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    What a lovely post! This just made my day! It's gorgeous and I love the macaroons! You are a "fearless baker"!

  14. November 11, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    Delectable post! I had my first macaron a few weeks ago and it was sooo wonderful…

  15. November 11, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Omg! I need that book and a platter full of macaroons stat! Lovely post!!

    Xx. Patience

  16. November 11, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    When I was in Paris a few years ago, it was one of my favorite shops. Not only was the decor spectacular, but the macarons were divine!!! They sure do know how to make things special in Paris!

  17. November 11, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    Oh, I absolutely adore this post!! My daughter studied abroad last year and I was lucky enough to travel to Paris to visit… and of course, I fell in love with the pastries, but especially the macaroons… they are as tasty as they are lovely 🙂 The windows in the bakeries are just amazing; your pics brought back some wonderful memories.

  18. November 11, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am loving your blog and this post has me hungry for Paris. I'm a new follower.

  19. November 12, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    thanks so much for indulging me today, guys. i have new inspiration to bake macarons for the holidays (my son loves em) and try some new savory recipes from this Laduree book!

  20. November 13, 2011 / 3:16 am

    Oh.My.Sweets. LOVE this post! Mouth watering lovelies…ooh, I must have one of these soon! I've been debating whether or not to attempt to make some at home, as I've heard they are a bit challenging to make. However, this post might me think otherwise…hmmm… And can I also say that I truly adore your blog, pics and prose! Amazing writer to say the least!!! 🙂 You are now on my blog side bar, as I wouldn't want to miss a thing!!! 🙂

    By the way, thank you so much for your kind words in my last post re: my dad – it is greatly appreciated! 🙂

    Hugs from here,

  21. November 13, 2011 / 4:02 am

    God, they're so gorgeous. What is it about the French? I love everything they do…!


  22. November 13, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Oh this is the most gloriously lovely post EVER!! Just the thing for an overcast autumn day – thinking of gorgeously beautiful macaroons…mmmm!

    I know you can get them in Covenant Garden in London but sadly, I've never tried them! I'll have to have a look at your recipe because the thought of serving these little beauties at Christmas… oh perfection.

    Hope you are well, my dear and enjoying your weekend xxx

  23. November 14, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I am not a Macaron girl at all. But I would happily enter that establishment and just sit down and take everything in! And I would order a dozen just so I get to walk home with a stunning box!

    Very pretty post.

    Love to you,


  24. November 17, 2011 / 1:48 am

    How beautiful! They look like art don't they. Great post. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet home!

  25. November 24, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. They look so cute and delicious you don't even want to eat them hahaha. I love the art behind the brand.

    Isabel x

    "I" is for Isabel

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