Mademoiselle Macaron the story
Once upon a time in Paris...
Forget Emily in Paris. I was Rachel in Paris, ready to take on everything that the great City of Lights had to offer me. I drank, ate and indulged in culture, food, wine and good company and it was blissful.
While there, I went to the Alain Ducasse cookery school to learn how to make macarons. I had absolutely fallen in love with the jewel-like patisseries sold by Ladurée, Pierre Hermé, Fauchon and in every boulangerie I could find.
I had returned to Scotland to finish my degree but the yearning for good, delicate, slightly chewy, flavourful macarons hadn't gone away and I couldn't find anywhere to match Paris' macarons standards.
So, with my trusted recipes, I set to work and made macarons at home to sell at one of Edinburgh's food markets in July 2013. The rest they say, is history.