Wednesday, March 3, 2010

i'm lovin it

macaron

I'm what you might call a "tardy adopter" --someone who never quite manages to be on the cutting edge of, well, just about anything. Which is why I was thrilled to see yesterday's Wall Street Journal article about the newfound popularity of macarons, a treat I've been touting on this blog for a long, long time.

Upon reading more closely, however, I learned that macarons have already plummeted all the way from très chic to totalement déclassé especially since they're now selling them (quelle horreur!) at McDonald's in Paris.

Still, on balance, this is a good thing. On the negative side, I'm going to have to find some way (brain bleach?) to suppress this image of a macaron looking for all the world like a tiny hamburger. But it's awfully nice to know that next time I get a big mac(aron) attack while strolling in the general vicinity of the Paris Opera House, I'll be covered.

What are you craving today?

33 comments:

Tash said...

Sun and 60 degree weather. Do they sell that at McD's somewhere?

areyoukiddingme said...

I'm craving sleep...but that's a constant state of affairs.

They do look like little strangely colored hamburgers...

areyoukiddingme said...

Update: I'm now craving that someone turns off the stupid fire alarm that is currently causing my brain to try to escape from my skull! How do they really expect me to work with that noise???

Magpie said...

This is eerie, because I bookmarked a tweet for you this morning: http://twitter.com/LadyMRules/status/9914778749

I am craving sunshine.

Amelie said...

More time, I think. Haven't seen it on sale though.

Eva said...

A big diner breakfast, which I had, and which now is making me feel sick.

Kristin said...

Ummm, a great big western omelet sounds perfect right about now.

Calliope said...

confession: I have never had a macaron

I am craving pad thai today. And stability.

Chris said...

If you ever come to Switzerland you should try these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxemburgerli

Heaven!

Chris said...

Aaaaah! Now I cannot get it out of my head anymore - the best confectionery ever: Truffes du jour by Spruengli, Switzerland.
Craaaave ...

red pen mama said...

Not to sound perfectly shallow, but I am craving more money. Bills I didn't have to juggle. A little financial security.

I wish I were craving chocolate instead, because I have plenty of that to hand.

niobe said...

@red pen mama: Not shallow at all. Or if it is, I'm right there with you.

Christine said...

ack! i am "forbidden' from seeing the little hamburger macaron.

today i am craving peace and quiet. and movie style popcorn.

Christine said...

done some research--now i am craving a macaron! where does one get one around here?!?!

Anonymous said...

We haven't tried what we're calling the McMacs (heh) but I almost want to just to be able to tell you just HOW awful they are.

Are you in Paris now, by any chance?

D.

Deshaine said...

Anything and everything... I started the fad diet: hCG diet monday... I'm starving.

Bon said...

a snow day. and NOT those Mcmacarons.

niobe said...

@D: In Paris? Now? Sadly, no.

Wishing 4 One said...

Waiting for my roast chicken to finish cooking.. with stir fry veggies and bamati rice, i'm so craving it man. And macarons at McDonalds, too funny but of course its in Paris.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE macaroons!

-e

leanne said...

The usual... sleep, chocolate, and time. But today more sleep and time than chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Un cornet de frites avec de la sauce bonzaii. Ch'uis un moitié belche, en fin dis. Here is a scary cornet for you...
http://www.polcreation.com/content/product_121509b.jpg

allypally

Kate said...

well, now i'm craving macaroons!!! :P though not necessarily from mcdonald's...

Jodi said...

Dear Niobe,

Are you finished now? Your last post is, well, final.

I, for one, hope you're not done. You always give me something to think about. Even if it is blood pudding.

Emily said...

Eeep.

Your last post has only just now hit me with all the finesse of an iron skillet.

Is that it? Is that the end? Oh. I hope not. Where else will I ever find Mint Chocolate perfume ever again?

joyandwoe said...

I've been fretting about this for days now. I hope all is well and that you'll return when you're able, or willing.

Anonymous said...

Ummm...are you gone?

-e

Chris said...

Dear Niobe,

the end, I (always late at grasping things) guess?

That is very sad. I loved your blog, your posts, your photography ...

Well, then. I hope the end is a good one! With a bright and shiny new beginning elsewhere.

Struggle to the surface, swim clear of the coastal breakers, keeping an eye on the land ...

All the best,
Chris.

Angela said...

I don't often comment, but I miss reading your blog. Hope all is well. byrnesa@stanford.edu

Misc Momma said...

I always suspected I wasn't smart enough to read this blog. Turns out my suspicions were correct. It took me until TODAY to figure out that you were done. Wow. Sad to see you go.
~Tara

Bon said...

just saying hi...sending you all my very best.

niobe said...

I've just been on a little break. But I'll be back. Soon. Far too soon, even.

Jen said...

I hope you'll come back after a while with good news and fuller arms. We'd love to hear your new baby's blog name. Positive thoughts for you and yours.