The Ladurée Macaron Craze

Ladurée macaroons

Are Ladurée Macarons the Best of French Macarons: Ladurée is a patisserie that is famous the world over for its macarons. For a long time, we never did understand the craze for these colourful French macarons. On previous visits to Paris, when we’ve seen queues of people lining up to get into the Ladurée cafes, […]

The Asparagus – A Royal Spring Vegetable and Delicacy


With the Onset of Spring Comes the Asparagus Season: At Verger Saint Paul, the greengrocer at 97/99 rue Saint Antoine in the Marais district, we saw stacks of asparagus, both green and white.  Asparagus is a spring vegetable, yet we’re into June and there are plentiful supplies of asparagus in the supermarkets and in greengrocers […]