Jill Colonna


Meet Jill !

Jill created her Paris based food blog in 2010 to coincide with the release of her bestselling book, Mad About Macarons. She’s not just mad about macarons!  Today she draws on her experience of French family life around Paris for 30 years – plus her spell as bubbly chocolate-pastry tour guide, inspiration behind her second book Teatime in Paris and this blog.

Join in fun, easy recipes from her French kitchen and discover how it’s possible to avoid dieting yet enjoy the pastries following some lifestyle tips.

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Macaron Talk

What is so special about macarons? What is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon ? Looking for a macaron recipe without egg whites? Pop over to macaron talk for flavour ideas and recipes to serve with both sweet AND savoury macarons from the books.

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Food Guide

Here you’ll find local guides to Paris’s tea salons by arrondissement, plus a growing list of popular Parisian chocolate, pastry and macaron shops – and what makes each of them so special.
Looking for gourmet ideas for a day trip or further from Paris? Pop over to gourmet travel. PLUS check out the new French market produce page!

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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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