Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Color of Tea

 

From The Color of Tea, by Hannah Tunnicliffe:

Macarons

Macarons are tiny French confections made from the finest almond powder, egg whites, and sugar.
They have charmed Parisians and Europeans for centuries, their crisp, sweet shells sandwiched together with
creamy fillings.  They are infinitely more elegant than cupcakes, daintier than tarts, prettier than pastries. 
Charming, meringue-like buttons, full of French couture attitude.  The delight is in the changing flavors,
inspired by seasons, whims, or moods.  They are best enjoyed over a cup of tea and a conversation
filled with secrets and gossip.  These sweets have a cult following, and it is easy to see why; after your first, you will be hooked...


Ok, I am hooked on macarons with my tea.
What a perfect combination for afternoon tea.
The book was picked up at the market recently
and is just a fun summer read.
I had fun reading it and now want to pass it on.
If you would like to be the next to read it,
leave a comment today and I will announce the winner tomorrow.


19 comments:

Rosemary said...

This is a new book to me... would be fun to read! We sampled macarons last January for the first time... they are fun! Such color combinations and such flavors, too! Must soon attempt to make my own!

Laurie said...

These look so good, I've never had one before but will have to try and find some!

Jeanie said...

Oh, my! Macarons -- they are the most delicious, amazing things I know! Cult following is all too true! Yes indeed, please enter me! And I love -- no, adore -- the photo!

The Teaist said...

Macarons are delightful! Bea's at Bloomsbury has published a great baking book with a macaron recipe so that you can try to make your own. Delightful!

Annie said...

Love the composition of this photo, Marilyn, and the balance of color is so inviting. The book title fits right in.

Snap said...

How nice to offer the book to one of us. I love macarons and don't need any excuse to eat one! I sure don't need the calories!!! The Color of Tea -- love the title!

Gwen said...

I would love a chance to read the book. Thank you.

Kate said...

I have yet to try a macaron. They sound heavenly!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I have never tasted a macaroon. But they are so pretty.
Definitely prettier than a chocolate chip...are they just as tasty? Super Sam has a baby sister coming in 2 weeks. Wonder if we will get another super hero. This super hero still has a binkie, the 0-3 month size. He looks pretty funny with it in his mouth. Don't you have a new grand baby coming soon?

La Tea Dah said...

Oh yes, I would love to read this book "next". It looks absolutely delightful!

And those macarons --- are beautiful!

Tracy said...

Love, love, love macarons!! Before summer's out I want to have a go at making some! They are very expensive to buy here, so going to try making some...If they turn out well, I may post on them. ;o) This books sounds lovely. Thank you for the chance to win, Marilyn...very fun! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

BrittArnhild said...

I would love the book, but unfortunately it is too expensive to mail it to Norway......

Mary said...

They are delightful - I enjoyed my first ones sitting by a fountain in Aix-en-Provence several years ago - I recall the first bite and knew I wanted more!

Have you tried baking your own yet Marilyn? I haven't but would like to give it a go! Please throw my name in the hat, thank dear!

Hugs - Mary

parTea lady said...

Your photo is lovely. I enjoy macarons and one day I may even try baking some.

I haven't seen The Color of Tea book before and I'm sure I'd enjoy reading it.

Mary said...

Well what a lovely surprise, I'm so grateful to be the winner of this sweet book, thanks so much.

Marilyn, you know how I love teatime and lately have been enjoying it in some pretty amazing places around the globe......at the edge of Victoria Falls being the most awesome of course!

I'll e-mail my address asap.
Again many thanks dear - you are so kind.
Hugs - Mary

Linda J. said...

Enter me, please.

Steph said...

That is a great photo!

paris parfait said...

I resisted the Laduree cart at Printemps last week - so tempting!

Angela McRae said...

OK, I am going to order this book! And you have put into words something I'd been thinking but couldn't quite articulate. I'd considered macarons a "fancy" tea treat, but that word "elegant" really sums it up. Thanks!