Thursday, September 24, 2009

J'aime le chocolat

Did you receive the newest Pierre Herme newsletter this week announcing his new Fall chocolate collection?
French macarons, original art, 5.5" x 7.5"
This chocolate Pierre Herme tarte is from a collection 2 years ago and there was no cherry on top - that's my addition...
Herme has a new combination macaron-bonbon!
(praline macaroons in chocolate, marzipan melting, coated in dark chocolate)
One chocolate macaron, original art, 5.5" x 7.5"

Herme also has a new book out full of chocolate recipes! Only in French so far but I bet the pictures are to die for...
The surprise chocolat is a standard I think...I hope..
Bowl of macarons, original art, 5.5" x 7.5"

Pierre Herme, in his student days studied with the famed chocolatier, Robert Linxe of La Maison du Chocolat, so his chocolates are superb.
His lovely chocolate map...

Herme maintains this small (not really that small) box of chocolates, always for 10 euros - a don't-miss! It must be for starving-dieting artists...
If you really want to go small there's this mini set of PH from a year ago or so...
The "CARRéMENT CHOCOLAT" from a year ago - a square of perfect chocolateness if there is such a word - in the box...
Ready for painting...and eating


  1. More adorable watercolors! Thank you for sharing your art.

  2. Does this mean you can "have your chocolate and paint it too"?

    Stef in Chicago, where, believe it not, we do have a few good chocolatiers.

  3. Carol, your perspective on that dish of macarons is great! Lovely watercolors here. You're on a new roll.

  4. ONce again, pure eye candy...and I am not talking about the chocolates!

  5. You are so talented. What a incredible post. I am weeping for chocolate!

  6. Beautiful- I love the light and shadow in this one :)

  7. moi aussi j'adore le chocolat!!


  8. I love your paintings, Carol.
    The packaging on the chocolates is incredible! Like a Rolex box....

  9. Anonymous1:06 PM

    What a lovely post, your paintings are beautiful and they've definitely left me with a chocolate craving!

  10. foodwalker1:19 PM

    now you're tempting me. I adore chocolate!!!

  11. These chocolates look so decadent...

    And I had two macarons in honor of you yesterday! Raspberry and coffee... mmmm.

  12. And to think that mother Hubbard's cupboard holds nothing but chocolate chips....granted they are Merckens, which I tried on a whim, but still....


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