Give Us Every Single Madeleine

by Caroline Saunders

It could be their flavor — which stuns, but fades fast — or their echoes of Proust, but it could also be their whiff of mystery. I first heard the contradictory myths of the madeleine from the pastry chefs at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, who gave a characteristically French shrug and insisted its origins are unknowable. But with a little sleuthing, you can trace the cake earlier than is commonly known, and even read its most popular legend as a political fable.

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