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?
Leave your best guess in the comments section below.