I cringe sometimes when I bring macarons to work and I see people – especially guys (you know who you are) – just pop the whole thing in their mouth.
Now I don’t want to be the macaron nazi and I understand because of its relative bite-sizeness – the natural tendency is to well – put the entire macaron in your mouth. But guys, macarons are delicate cookies … they are meant to be savored. So here are my three simple steps to eating a macaron :
- Hold macaron between thumb and forefinger and observe the structure. Nice feet? How about the shape? Is it too domed?
2. Okay now, take that first tentative bite. Was there a delicate crunch meeting a slightly chewy and pillowy shell? How about the filling ? Does it complement the shell?
3. Alright take that next bite. By now you should be thinking that macarons are indeed a gift from the Gods (just like chocolate).