i had been hearing for so long about these insane french macarons (not to be confused with macarOOns) that the first time i was in paris years ago, i had to stop by Printemps to try some. There is a little cart inside that sells L'Aduree macarons, the most amazing delicious fantastic crazy mind-blowing pockets of goodness. my favorite is framboise.

i haven't had many in california, but i was just reminded of L'Aduree over christmas when my cousin came home from paris and brought some back! i pretty much inhaled those suckers and then had to find some in LA. There's a place called Boule that gives L'Aduree a run for its money.

i highly recommend the pistachio, huckleberry, and lavender vanilla.