Earlier this week, I mentioned that it was difficult to justify $3.50 for two macarons, except when they're as good as the ones at this little bakery. I was quickly inundated with responses along the lines of, "$3.50 for two macarons is a bargain!" And indeed it is.
Except that -- in the larger scheme of things -- $3.50 is still a lot to spend on two tiny cookies, no matter how delicious or how labor-intensive. But it's $3.50 that I'm more than willing to pay, because these macarons live up to the almost madeleine-like mythology that's cropped up around the French cookies.
Thankfully, we live in a city like Houston -- not Paris, not New York City -- where you can treat yourself to life's little luxuries like these, without paying quite the luxurious price. Think you know where these tasty treats came from?
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