The flavors of macarons have expanded from original chocolate and raspberry to salted caramel, lavender, rose, and orange blossom.
The new recipes range from the stuff of dreams to more avante garde tastes Pierre Hermé, the King of Macarons, is famous for his experimental flavors has a version with ... are you ready? ... ketchup and tiny chopped cornichons (pickles)!
My own palate is much more subtle (boring?!). My new favorite is salted caramel or pistache (pistachio). Which is your favorite flavor?
Photo: Elaine Biss