I like how different people's taste can be. Take the simple subject of the Paris Macaron and which shop has the superior product. I am a big fan of Pierre Hermé, with their complex flavors and wonderful texture. But a woman I totally respect for her unerring taste, disagrees and prefers Ladurée saying that they are less sweet and more satisfying. (Or some such silly talk - I don't actually listen that closely when someone is dissagreeing with me - no matter how wonderful I think they are.) Plus, she is a huge fan of the Hermès brand of accessories, so maybe I misheard her. But in the interest of science, my daughter Amanda and I began standing in the very long line at Ladurée for Macarons and other pastries. While there we were handed a sample of a new flavor - Almond and Marshmallow. It was very, very sweet. I could barely finish it. When we gave up on that line, we moved to the line where we could only get the macrons by the box. We were given another of the Almond and Marshmallow. This one I wrapped in the napkin and put in my pocket and left. So the pictures I have are of Pierre Hermé Macarons. The Chocolate Foie Gras was amazing, as was the Mandarine and Olive Oil, Cassis, and Salted Caramel ones. Good Times!