Jill Colonna holding macarons


Meet Jill

Jill Colonna’s Paris based food blog, inspiring a healthy French lifestyle via easy recipes and local guides. Living in Paris since 1992, she shares 30 years of French family food training – from her market guide to picking fresh produce to preparing classic dishes at home. Will le blog make you fat? No, just a bit French.

Initially created in 2010 on the release of her first book, Mad About Macarons, this blog instead centres on easy French recipes and Paris food guides.

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Macaron Talk

Looking for the best macarons in Paris? What’s the difference between macarons and macaroons? Get my vegan macaron recipe plus ideas what to serve with sweet AND savoury macarons from the recipe books and more. Macaron News: This spring the Fête du Macaron raised €32 000 by Relais Desserts in aid of Ukraine.

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holding a Parisian macaron next to a French bicycle
Macaron Talk
Best Macarons in Paris
blue and yellow duo macarons
Macaron Talk
Complete Guide to Macaron Day Paris 2022
a macaron and a coconut macaroon side by side to show the difference
Macaron Talk
Macarons vs Macaroons - What's the Difference?
Paris map Mad About Macarons

Food Guides

Here you’ll find Jill’s local guides to Paris’s best tea rooms by arrondissement near your favourite museums. Also discover many popular Parisian pâtisseries and chocolate shops – and what makes each of them so famous.

Paris Food Guides

Watch the recipes

Some of your most popular recipes are now on video! From Lotte à l’Armoricaine, Palets Bretons to a Corsican mint omelette (copied from her Corsican mother-in-law) it’s where Jill plays flute as she makes easy dishes in her kitchen near Paris.
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