It is an exciting week in our house. The Color of Tea (yes, that’s right, no ‘u’ in color ;-)) is finally launched in North America. Yahoooooo!!!
We have been waiting for this for some time and now the moment is here. To celebrate my husband did something unprecedented and fantastic (as he is wont to do because he is, well… Awesome). I will attach a photo of it so you can see for yourself:
Can you believe it? His first attempt at making macarons and they were both delicious and ridiculously pretty. Vanilla flavoured, flecked with coconut, sandwiched together with a white chocolate and macadamia ganache filling. The shells were crisp with tender, chewy centres and lovely little pied (the little frill on the bottom). They were perfectly sweet and almond-y, the ganache satisfying creamy and dotted with nuggets of macadamia for texture. Did I mention that he is Awesome? [Shameless capital A, I know, but it is True] My sister and her husband came over for dinner and we raised glasses and cheers-ed my little book making its debut in the big continent. Like watching your child take his / her first steps out into the wide world I feel both stunned and proud.
If you are in North America I do hope you will check out my little book and give it a read. The good people at Scribner and Simon and Schuster have worked so diligently on it to make it as good as it can be. I cannot thank them (particularly Whitney Frick who is my wonderful, kind and enthusiastic editor) enough. It is, just like they say in the movies, a dream come true.