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Macarons for the Diamond Jubilee

This coming weekend marks Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee – 60 years on the throne –  and British companies have been pulling out all all of the stops to put out special editions of clothes, tea and even Heinz baked beans. However, what has most caught our eye are the special Laduree jubilee-edition macarons. The Union Jack themed box of six red and white macarons runs $25 and is available at Laduree NYC, Paris and London locations (and also Harrods in the UK). Apparently this is only the second time that special edition macarons were made – the first being a special nod to Hello Kitty. This year also marks the 150-year anniversary of Laduree, which first opened at 16 Rue Royale in Paris in 1862. We are a little sad that we cannot sample the special edition macarons, since Laduree was voted the winner of our Parisian macaron taste-test, but maybe one of our lovely readers can let us know how they are!

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Beigels/Bagels in London

Having long been a fan of bagels – I never realized they are called “beigels” at some places in the UK – where they have long been sold at stores on Brick Lane. The wonderful blog Spitalfields Life recently had a detailed post about the Grandaddy of all of these London bagel shops “Brick Lane Beigels” which includes a history and some great photos of the employees and beigel production. I highly recommend it.

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