Do you have a large collection of livret explicatif?
Do you even know what a livret explicatif is?
I didn't until this morning when pastry expert Louise/Raids-Patisserie set me straight.
FYI a livret explicatif is any kind of paper 'guide' or brochure that tells you about a product. It can be in an accordion format or like this fancy fan-thing of Christophe Roussel.
You find them inside your box of Parisian macarons much to your delight.
This one from Jean-Paul Hevin tells you of all the fabulous flavors you forgot to buy so you're wishing for more even as you polish off what you have.
By the way Jean-Paul Hevin has some of the best packaging out there if you want your darling Paris macarons to survive the trip home intact and in lovely condition. It's true.
La creme de la creme macaron creator Pierre Herme has been creating the best livret explicatif from day one. He understands we love to dream of macarons long after they are gone. He even understands how fragile and delicate they are and has plastered some broken macs on the cover of his wonderous guides. So witty. So wise.
Are there other mad collectors of these livret explicatifs out there?
And do you find yourselve bereft of your formerly full fridge of edible macarons?
Are you now reduced to simply gazing with intense longing at little paper accordion guides with nothing to munch on?
Do tell. Fess up PBers!