Cupcakes were all the rage a few years ago, and some would argue the doughnut has since risen to take its place atop the popularity pyramid of baked goods. But to say so would be to overlook the French macaron. What was once a relatively hard-to-find French specialty has now become so widespread you can find it at many bakeries around the Valley.
In fact, the macaron has become so popular you can even get your fix at the sprawling Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix -- and from a duo of French ex-pats nonetheless. That fact is thanks to husband-and-wife team Michael and Laurence Rousselle, who opened a French pastry and chocolate shop called Paris Gourmet inside Desert Ridge earlier this year.