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
BONJOUR CHOCOLAT ENCORE!

13 comments:

Dona Minúcia said...

More adorable watercolors! Thank you for sharing your art.

Steverino said...

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.

A Brush with Color said...

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

annechovie said...

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

Dumbwit Tellher said...

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

Spinneretta said...

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

manon 21 said...

moi aussi j'adore le chocolat!!
amitiés

manon

Nikon said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

foodwalker said...

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

The Daily Connoisseur said...

These chocolates look so decadent...

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

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

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....

Evert-Jan (Choqoa.com) said...

Looks godeliscious!