I have been obsessed with these pretty confections ever since I watched Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. They seem like the jelly beans of pastry: so many flavors and gorgeous pastel colors.
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I've seen a couple of posts that describe people's successes (and attendant challenges) making macarons at home. David Lebovitz has a recipe for chocolate ones, and Not So Humble Pie shares her "Macarons 101" here. After reading these posts, I have to say I'm pretty intimidated, even with Emily's slightly more encouraging account here. I will readily admit that part of the issue is a lack of proper baking equipment, but eventually that part can be remedied. Anyone want to come over and help me make a batch later this fall?
Any food obsessions of your own to share? Anything you'd like to learn to cook or bake?