Have you ever tried to make macarons, failed completely, and sworn to yourself that you will never try to do such a foolish thing again? I did. Then I found this book, and every little page was another surprise. Every step is described carefully and, if read thoroughly and followed carefully, they are a foolproof road to success. Mine turned out perfect. Trust me: I had just finished my box full of Pierre Hermé macarons my sister brought me from Paris when I made them, so I compared them to the gold standard.