Jill Colonna holding macarons


Meet Jill !

Jill Colonna 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 for 30 years in Paris – plus her spell as bubbly chocolate-pastry tour guide, inspiration behind her second pastry recipe book Teatime in Paris and this blog.

Join her making healthy, easy recipes from the market to 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 & Recipes

What is so special about Parisian macarons, the difference between a macaron and macaroon or looking for a vegan macaron recipe? See flavour ideas and recipes to serve with sweet AND savoury macarons from her books.

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pumpkin leek soup with macaron and festive decoration
Gluten free
Leek, Pumpkin and Ginger Soup (to serve with Curry Macarons)
holiday mincemeat macaron
Gluten free
Quick No-Suet Mincemeat - Filling for a Mince Pie Macaron
pink macarons on white plate and pink pansy with lemon verbena plant
Gluten free
Raspberry Vegan Macaron Recipe (Using Aquafaba French Meringue)
Paris map Mad About Macarons

Food Guides

Here you’ll find Jill’s local guides to Paris’s tea rooms 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 travel ideas for a day trip or further from Paris? PLUS check out the new French market produce page!

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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