this post at The Culinary Librarian about NYC Macaron Day. First, I didn't even know there such a day in New York (March 20th). Which is bad. But then....here it comes...my big confession: I HAVE NEVER HAD A MACARON.
It's purely circumstantial. They weren't on my radar when I was 17 years old and staying in Paris - at the time, I only ate white foods (don't get me started...). I don't have a sweet tooth. No one in my circle of foodie friends introduced me to macarons. I don't frequent bakeries. If I'm going to have a macaron, I want it to be the right one. Not to be crude...but when you have sex for the first time, you want it to be right: lighting, emotions,timing. That can be the same with food. If I'm going to try a fresh oyster on the half-shell for the first time, I want it to be right. I want quality, I want the sea, I want a glass of bubbly, I want the right person next to me.
Which is how I feel with this whole macaron issue. I regularly shop at Eli's Manhattan, where they have macarons on display. But are those the best? Do I really want those macarons to be My First? Probably not. But I feel like I'm missing out. Not to mention that now I feel like I've built macarons up so much in my mind that they can't really live up to my expectations.
Tell me I'm not alone in this, guys. What haven't you tried? Share! Divulge! And when do you plan on rectifying it? Or when you finally did have that First Time, was it really as great as you had hoped?
Eat, drink, and have lots of Firsts.
Image from Macaron Day NYC website