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Macarons from “Macaron Parlour”


Not to be confused with macaroons, the popularity of the French macaron has gone worldwide with foodies for some time. My first taste of them was in Japan in 2008, where I was anticipating what I knew as macaroons and not the meringue cookie sandwich with almond powder and buttercream filling. Foodies are huge on macarons, and while I am not a rabid macaronist (is there a term for hardcore macaron eaters?), I can appreciate why some people go nuts over them.

At “Mad. Sq. Eats”, I ran into the “Macaron Parlour” and interviewed them for my video on the event. I could not leave their stand without sampling their goodies, and somehow I ended up walking away with a quadruple helping of them. It was all a blur after that, with a sugar rush on one part of my brain battling against the food coma I was having from so much binge-eating that day…

Anyway, in my calorie-induced madness, I managed to bring back four macarons to do a proper review and get my sugar fix on once again.
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Video tour of “Mad. Sq. Eats” – Spring 2013

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Welcome to our first original video on Blowtorch Pudding! Bobby Fillet broke out the good camera to go check out “Mad. Sq. Eats” in General Worth Square in between 5th and Madison Avenue on 23rd street.

From May 3 through to May 31, “Mad. Sq. Eats” is a daily food festival open from 11 AM until 9 PM. Featuring food vendors and restaurants from the five boroughs, this years “Mad. Sq. Eats” featured places like Momofuku Milk Bar, Roberta’s Pizza, Calexico, ilili, Hong Kong Street Cart, Bar Suzette, AsiaDog, and many more. This video is a taste of what the event is like!

Stay tuned for more detailed reports and reviews from “Mad. Sq. Eats” and make sure you check it out yourself while it is still open! Special thanks to the folks that let us interview them, including Charlito’s Cocina, Macaron Parlour, Mayhem and Stout, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Mehtaphor.

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