Laduree Sydney store to open in July
Image from Laduree
Iconic French patisserie, Laduree is coming to Australia! Laduree’s most famous creation, the macaron, was created at the beginning of the 20th century by Pierre Desfontaines, the second cousin of Louis Ernest Laduree, who had the bright idea of placing two macaron shells together and filling them with ganache. Once cooked, the macarons are set side for 48 hours before going on sale in order to achieve the perfect balance between texture and flavour. And finally Australian’s will be able to sample the original macaron at Laduree Sydney.
The first Australian store will be located at Westfield in Sydney’s CBD, and is scheduled to open in July.While I’ve not been fortunate enough to visit France, yet, to visit the original Laduree store, no doubt next time I am in Sydney I will be visiting Laduree Sydney.
Image from Gourmet Traveller
Speaking of wonderful French things, Gourmet Traveller is my absolute favourite food magazine, and each year I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the French issue in July. Thanks to the gorgeous Gourmet Traveller iPad app it’s delivered straight to my iPad and I spent last night devouring it. Download Gourmet Traveller on iPad here or subscribe to the print version here.
I’ve been a fan of the lovely Heather Baird’s SprinkleBakes blog for some time, so I was immensely excited when she announced the launch of her first book. Last week my copy of SprinkleBakes arrived and I have to say it’s an absolutely beautiful book full of beautiful sweet inspiration. Keep posted for Monday, when I’m sharing a special interview and guest post from the lovely and talented Heather.
My guilty pleasure
Image from Lindt.com.au
I’m more than a little obsessed with Lindt’s Excellence Mint Intense. My pantry is filled with at least half a dozen blocks because I never want to run out of it. After dinner I love preparing a sipping on a cup of tea and enjoying a square or two of this divine chocolate.
Image from T2
Speaking of tea, I’m a die hard tea drinker, as my pantry, which is overflowing with a vast range of beautiful teas, will attest. My fiance jokingly refers to it as a tea shop. My latest favourite is T2′s Nighty Night. A delicious herbal concoction of lavender, lemonbalm and rose petals to help you relax at the end of a hard day.
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My dear friend Amanda is one of the organisers for the third annual Eat Drink blog conference, which will this year be held in Adelaide. Amanda has an amazing wealth of food knowledge, is well connected in the food industry, and is amazingly kind and supportive to boot. As a result I have no doubt that this years conference will be a huge success. Check out Amanda’s blog for more information on Eat Drink Blog 2012