My awesome husband brought me home a little treat last night-my first macarons ever! French macarons are not to be confused with macaroons, the coconut cookies. These are light and airy, and (I looked it up) made with ground almonds, egg whites, sugar, and various flavorings. That's it. And...omg, they are wonderful. Notice that 2 are missing from the box already. I had a lemon and a raspberry in quick succession, and am trying my best now to hold out. The light brown one is salted caramel and I think I'm going to save it for last. You see these cookies piled in bakery windows all over Paris, and apparently there are ongoing debates about who makes the best ones. They are in every color imaginable, and sometimes in very unusual flavor combinations. What an exciting journey I've begun!