Macarons are all the rage in Paris, where flavors range from classically simple to outrageously modern. We'll let you in on a little secret: you don't need to travel to Paris to enjoy these dainty little sandwich cookies - create your own macarons at home that will rival those from Laduree and Pierre Hermé.
Macarons start with the same base recipe, so if you've never made macarons before, we suggest you read the Getting Started section. Once you're familiar with the process of macaron-making, explore the Recipes section to select a project, then follow along with videos and photos to see how your recipe is progressing. Share your comments and view the suggestions of others Chef's Notes. If the dish went over well - or completely flopped - make sure to share your story.
Once you've mastered macarons, the possibilities are endless: match cookie flavors with various fillings, add powdered food coloring to your meringue for a dramatic presentation, or using dry ingredients to coat and add texture to your cookies. The atmosphere of a Parisian sidewalk café is only as far as your own kitchen.
Like iMacaron? Use the xml feeds to create your own recipe book. Or help us port the program to other foods such as pizza, bread, cheese, charcuterie - you name it.
Stephanie Stiavetti, Whit Anderson, Ivan Barrios, Ben de Jesus, Lisa Pickoff-White