Stroll in France, Nancy, The renaissance of Art Nouveau
“Three sites not to be missed: Beaux-Arts Museum, La Maison des Soeurs Macarons, Montet Botanical Gardens” Extract: "...............the macaroon is a small round biscuit, finely cracked and soft inside, invented at the end of the 18th century by two Benedictine nuns from the community of Dames du Saint Sacrement de Nancy. Their recipe? A secret that is only passed on by word of mouth. Nicolas Génot guards it so well that no-one is allowed to see him make his macaroons!"