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Reality check

As many of you know, the macarons sold out extremely quickly this week. I was distressed to hear that some unlucky people were rude to Liaison staff and to some successful purchasers. Macarons are just a type of biscuit, you know. They're not a ticket out of a war-zone, or the last flight out of Sydney, or the latest iPhone.

I've never been at the "hot" end of a baked good before, and I'm flattered by the attention my macarons have received but it was quite a shock to know that people could get so unpleasant because of a delicate biscuit.

Liaison is a small, special place with a great, friendly atmosphere, excellent coffee, tea, chai, marvellous canelés (Thursdays) and other food, and countless loyal regulars. The behaviour of a few visitors spoilt that atmosphere. (Apologies to Siâny and Danny at Liaison wouldn't go astray.)

We are discussing ways to make the sale of macarons work without queues out the door or unfriendliness, but there won't be any updates about availability and flavours until a working solution has been found. :(

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