Laduree the Almanac
Laduree's tips for cooking, entertaining, decorating and lifestyle for every day of the year .Easy-to-make recipes, quotes and proverbs to accompany you throughout the year .A section called "Did you know?" for discovering, learning or remembering! .Includes a charming macaroon bookmark which keeps your page and marks your dates The story of Laduree started in 1862 when Louis Ernest Laduree opened a bakery in the heart of Paris at 16 rue Royale. In 1872, following a fire, the little bakery became a pastry shop and the decoration was then done by Jules Cheret, a famous painter and poster designer of the time. Jeanne Souchard, Ernest Laduree's wife, then had the idea of combining the Parisian cafe with a pastry shop, thereby creating one of Paris' first tearooms. In 1993 Laduree was bought by Francis and David Holder and became one of the best-known gourmet addresses in Paris, a veritable institution with its famous "macaroon" as its emblem. In 1997 Laduree opened a tea-room/restaurant on the prestigious Champs-Elysees, followed by another in the Printemps department store and on the Left Bank as well as the beginning of their international adventure with branches in London, Geneva, Monaco and Tokyo. A perfect companion to slip in your purse, the book shares Almanac Laduree's tips and secrets, day by day. It includes over 100 quotes from renowned authors, as well as 30 simple, typical, sweet and savory Laduree recipes. It also includes more than 200 tips for cooking, table decoration, interior design, beauty and lifestyle.