Thursday, December 14, 2006

Paris Macarons..again

Macarons
Sadaharu Aoki Macarons, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"

Can we ever have too many Paris macarons? NEVER. I'm putting my birds aside for the moment to focus on something really important
Does anyone do packaging as well as the Japanese? True Paris"owns" the pastry box industry. But for general all-around inventivness the Japanese have been doing it way longer. These informative boxes are from Paris pastry chef Sadaharu Aoki. Regarde. 12 different flavors and all named on TOP of the box. Who could resist? I was first tempted by these extra-terrestial creations. In fact I bought the strawberry thing on the far left. I walked 5 feet away and heard a plop inside the box. The strawberry had fallen over! I returned it a tout à suite for a box of 12 macarons.


 Fauchon makes 'pastry' china to have your macarons and eat them too.
Whilst sitting on a cushion from Pierre Frey fabrics. Here's a look inside the box to get you all drooling.
MAcarons

This painting looks so civilized doesn't it? Like I daintily took one bite and then painted the mac. Of course I bought the box of macs with no intention of eating them. Strictly for painting still lifes. But I had to test them out. And after one bite. Well, they were exceptionally small. You could hardly see them they were so small. The truth is I wolfed them down over 2 days. They are very small. My connoissureship went straight out the window.
Sadaharu Aoki Citron Macaron, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"

13 comments:

  1. There is never enough of
    PARISBREAKFASTS Macarons
    These are the type of paintings I like best, light, airy, full of sweetness !!
    Delicate lovely watercolors!

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  2. I'll have to come back in the evening to immerse myself in these lovely lovely new pictures (lovely? Divine!).
    Viennese life is calling and I need to get to the Konzerhaus soon and afterwards to another Christmas market (they blanket the city *g*), but before that I had to ask you, beg you, pleeeeeease do go out and shoot pictures of the Christmas decorations around your neighborhood. I lovelovelove New York at Christmastime!
    I reserve that plate of homemade Vanillekipferl on my blog for you,
    Merisi

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  3. Delectable - the paintings and the macaroons. My own macaroons are quite good. They shold be packaged in a Carol Gillot-designed container!

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  4. AWESOME! WHILE I ADORE YOUR PHOTOS -- THEY MAKE ME DROOL -- I SO PREFER YOUR WATERCOLORS TO THE PHOTOS -- THEY MAKE THESE DELECTABLES DREAMY AND SO SCRUPTIOUS LOOKING!

    Are they as sweet tasting as they appear?

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  5. Anonymous10:47 AM

    Carol, can i link you in my blog? And anyway, this macarons look GREAT. How do they taste like?? Chocalatey? Creamy? Never tasted one.

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  6. I agree, yours are much prettier than the Fauchon and Pierre Frey designs. Maybe you should produce your own products?

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  7. Oooooooooooooooo Mimi!
    Send me some macs for testing and painting.
    Wanna do a trade?
    I could create a painting of Mimi's Macarons!
    I'm serious :)
    Could it be sort of a monthly supply kind of thing setup?
    Will paint for food

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Everything looks scrumptious! The watercolors are beautiful too!

    I taught in Japan for two years and can attest to the fact that the Japanese are indeed masters when it comes to presentation. Brilliant!

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  9. I really just LOVE your work. Watercolors have always been my favorite. I'd love to take lessons one day. I just found out that I'm going to Paris in February so now I love your blog more than ever!

    Jen

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  10. extra-terrestial! ahahahah!

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  11. ps.. i did and used code UE02

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  12. Well, I cannot contact Fauchons, I'm affraid, but I deal in Designers Guild fabrics etc. so, perhaps I could start by contacting them and then we could petition them all together!
    Designers' current range include beautiful cups and saucers, raspberries and apricots, so why not delicious food, too?

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  13. These works are so beautiful -- thanks for sharing them.

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