Murder, Macarons, the Marseillaise and more… at the Commonwealth Club Bastille Day 2011.
The “gold room” at the Commonwealth in San Francisco was briefly transported to Paris as Cara Black, author of the Aimee Leduc detective series discussed her most current book, Murder in Passy with Cathy Curtis, Chair of the Bay Gourmet Forum of the Commonwealth Club of California.
The audience was an enthusiastic group of foodies and Francophiles who didn’t hesitate to be led in a rousing if off-key rendition of “ La Marseillaise” and who devoured Pim Techamuanvivit’s (of the popular blog chezpim.com) magnificent marcarons offered in five delectable flavors: Figues a la verveine (figs with verbena), abricot-pistache (apricot pistachio), fraise a l’estragon (strawberry tarragon) and the’ vert au cerise (green tea with cherry)
By popular vote, it was decided that the abricot-pistache flavor would be named Aimee Leduc for it’s feisty flavors.
You can listen to the audio version of the program by following this link: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/cara-black-bastille-day-celebration-71411