Halloween is upon us again, the yearly sugar fest that is matched only by Easter and Christmas. It's a treat or treat bonanza, with a big payday for retailers and families stocking up on cheap candy weeks ahead as if their lives depend on it. Newsflash: Stores do not run out of sweets. And we all know what happens to a stash of goodies at home
There is nothing quite as satisfying as unwrapping a decadent macaron. They are the epitome of luxury, a pure indulgence and largely known as the beloved cookie of Parisian teahouses. But behind their pastel shades and beautiful textures the art of macarons is a technical science with inspiration taken from sweets, sensations, fragrances and encounters.
Like a lot of you guys out there, I've always had a sweet tooth - anything sweet, cakes, ice cream, chocolates, I used to gorge on them at the drop of a hat. Sugar was my vice like smoking is a vice for others. My system was full of the stuff. Now I know it partly contributed to creating the perfect breathing ground for toxins and disease in my body.