The History of French Macarons

French macarons are one of the most widely recognized items alongside croissants, berets, and baguettes. I’ve always loved eating them but recently enjoyed making them. These colorful pastries are perfectly smooth on top with raised feet, a chewy bite, and a decadent filling. But were they always this picture-perfect? Let’s explore the history and origin … Continue reading The History of French Macarons

How Much Lemonade Can Be Made From Lemons?

They say when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But what happens when you drink too much of it? Is too much of a good thing actually a bad thing? All that acidity is sure to damage your teeth, and there's a lot of sugar in lemonade. We've been making a lot of lemonade lately in Lyon, … Continue reading How Much Lemonade Can Be Made From Lemons?

The City of Love… and Chipotle

Did we take the train to Paris just to eat Chipotle twice in one weekend? I won't say that we went to Paris just for Chipotle, but I won't say that we didn't go just for Chipotle either! Truth be told, a couple of years ago I read how some celebrities flew to Paris for … Continue reading The City of Love… and Chipotle