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Turd Ferguson (Turdferguson)
le Vicomte
Username: Turdferguson

Post Number: 58
Registered: 1-2003


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

They look good, but the bottom one seems to have a hair on it. Those nasty French.
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Spoon Boy (Absinthespoon)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Absinthespoon

Post Number: 353
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Peter, are they as yummy as I am imagining?
Moonman's friend (Wolfgang)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 1021
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 4:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"fabulous Forbidden Water (made with absinthe leaves and green anise)..."

Damn... And I tought I was the only one to wear such a perfume (home made with natural oils in a base of absinthe distillat).
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 402
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I hope you brought enough for everybody.
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 363
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nice picture! You're makin' me hungry & thirsty at the same time!
"Please pardon our appearance while we are levitating..."
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 510
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

still life with macaroons
Bob (I_b_puffin)
le Duc
Username: I_b_puffin

Post Number: 231
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 9:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

For perfumes and cologne there is already one out, Lolita Lempicka which was mentioned a long time ago.

As for anise cookies, I will stick to my traditional springerle cookies.

Dr. O (Dr_ordinaire)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Dr_ordinaire

Post Number: 482
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 5:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Too bad it's not a wormwood/anise seed combination! "

Spoon boy may be onto somethingh there...

This is from the September edition of Vogue, describing a new high tech perfumery in Paris, Iunx:

"Pulling a lever here, pushing a button there, customers can test products like the fabulous Forbidden Water (made with absinthe leaves and green anise)..."


So, you Paris dwellers, you know what to bring Kallisti when you visit the Bay Area!
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 509
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 3:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

just up the hill from me...damn, my diet's shot to hell...
Michael (Turangalila)
Mousquetaire
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Laudorée definitely has wonderful macaroons, but for those of you in Paris there's a place I'd like to suggest as far as other pastries go, or, at least, as far as chocolate tarts. It's right by our apartment, at 53 Rue Caulaincourt, and the pâtissier, Arnaud Larher, is absolutely extraordinary. The chocolate tarts are outlandishly perfect and I become desperate for them with regularity about a month after I've left Paris. The macaroons are also great, as are all of the other pastries I've tried there. He was voted top pastry chef in France for the year 2000, if I remember correctly.

The (not yet finished) website: http://www.arnaud-larher.com/
Spoon Boy (Absinthespoon)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Absinthespoon

Post Number: 351
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes I remember Mrs. Verte approved when we said the macarons from Dallayou, while good, do not equal those from Ladurée.

I am filled with envy at the thought of l'heure verte with macarons d'anis. I hope they still make them next spring!
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 508
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

great call steve...my wife works almost on top of the ladurée on the champs elysées and will check it out tomorrow (this must be their new seasonal offering). macaroons from ladurée are the single best carry-out dessert in paris, and therefore, france, and therefore as was stated, the universe, and hardly any other shop's macaroon can even touch them. i can't even describe how addictive they are...it will be very interesting to serve them with a side of absinthe... tea time meets l'heure verte!
vincent vega (Lord_stanley)
Mousquetaire
Username: Lord_stanley

Post Number: 8
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 8:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

There's a lot of Italian pastries that use anise for flavoring. I remember when I was a kid that my mother had to go the local pharmacy to buy Spirit of Anise before doing her Christmas baking. That was the only place to get it in Canada at the time. I think that it's available in grocery stores now.

It's funny that most people would really like the different pastries but you'd get the occasional person that would grimace and say that it tasted like black licorice. Kind of the same reaction that you often get with absinthe or sambuca.
Pastor of Muppets (Emmy)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Emmy

Post Number: 240
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 6:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

oooh... methinks i'll have to adjust my macaroon recipe :D
Spoon Boy (Absinthespoon)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Absinthespoon

Post Number: 350
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 5:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ladurée is a fabulous pastry shop/salon de thé in Paris. Their macaroons are the no. 1 most delicious treat in the known universe. We like to go there for a smart lunch with all the rich ladies with their poodles and Lacroix shopping bags. I was just looking at their website:
www.laduree.fr
and it says they have a new flavor of macaroon, anise seed. Too bad it's not a wormwood/anise seed combination!
The color looks like Emmy's bread pudding:
macarons  d'anis

If you go there, I highly recommend the cassis violet macaroons.

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