When Do You Eat Macarons With Risotto?

When Do You Eat Macarons With Risotto?

Today was risotto day, I have always been ridiculously enthusiastic to cut the onions for risotto. If someone had shouted, “just mix the rice and chicken stock together, it’s quicker and I am hungry!” I could see their point. But creating risotto was...
Gabby’s Key Lime Pie

Gabby’s Key Lime Pie

  Hello  Maverick. What is that? Key Lime mix. That is a lot for one macaron. It is a pie, not a macaron, Maverick. Why is it called Key Lime? Why do you think, Dear? Scraped off the side of the quay? The most important lime? The “key” lime? Entry to the city was...
Gabby Is Lost In Munich

Gabby Is Lost In Munich

Yesterday, I crept into Gabby’s kitchen and found it empty. I looked through the door to the rest of her house and could not see anyone. On the table was a big bowl of white coloured sausages in steaming water. Immediately I was confused, maybe even a little...
Gabby’s Pistachio Macaron At Bouchon Bakery NYC

Gabby’s Pistachio Macaron At Bouchon Bakery NYC

Even though she stayed with friends by Hoyt Street in Brooklyn, whenever she visited New York City, Gabby would make a pilgrimage across Manhattan and stop off at a place called the Bouchon Bakery by Columbus Circle. She’d go there for one thing. Well, two things: An...
Gabby’s Kitchen

Gabby’s Kitchen

I was standing in Gabby’s kitchen door and leaning on the kitchen worktop watching her mix something in a bowl. As I had grown older my motives for lurking around her kitchen had changed. When I was younger it was because I was scared of her huge house. Later, it was...
Macarons

Macarons

Macarons have been produced in the Venetian monasteries since the 8th century A.D. During the Renaissance, Catherine de‘ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France arrived in France. Larousse...
Macarons History

Macarons History

Macarons have been produced in the Venetian monasteries since the 8th century A.D. During the Renaissance, Catherine de‘ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France arrived in France. Larousse...