Easy French Recipes

Jill’s not just mad about macarons here. Looking for a particular recipe?  Go to the Recipe Index for the full listing of French recipes – some with her Scottish touch.
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In Season in France:  Every day is market day on le blog! Follow the French market food guide for seasonal recipes and fun facts around fruit and vegetables; plus cosy up with our family’s authentic French winter recipes, teatime bakes, gluten free recipes and favourite soups:

Jill Colonna at the Pyramide du Louvre in Paris with macarons

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Meet Jill

Jill Colonna’s Paris based food blog inspires a healthy French lifestyle via do-able recipes and local guides. A Scot cooking in Paris since 1992, she shares 30+ years of making everyday food for her French family – starting with fresh produce at the market.

Initially created in 2010 on the release of her first bestselling fun book, Mad About Macarons, which inspired many now professional bakers to make macarons, this blog instead centres on her experience of the food life in France.

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Macaron Talk

What’s so special about macarons?
Find out the difference between macarons and macaroons. Get my recipes for coconut macaroons, eggless vegan macarons plus ideas what to serve with sweet and savoury macarons from my books and more.

Pink Macarons
mini macaron raspberry trifles
Macaron Talk
Top 30 Valentine Dessert Ideas
macarons with feet baked on a silicone mat next to a them stuck to the mat
Macaron Talk
Macaron Silicone Mat Review
black cone witch's hat with chocolate macarons with eyes and spider liquorice legs
Macaron Talk
Top 10 Halloween Macaron Ideas
Paris map Mad About Macarons

Food Guides

Here you’ll find Jill’s local food guides to Paris’s best tea rooms (by arrondissement) near your favourite museums or landmarks.
Also discover many popular Parisian pâtisseries and chocolate shops and what makes them so famous.
Central to French culture, is the market guide, so choose your fruit and vegetables and let’s get cooking!

French Food Guides

Watch the recipes

Some of your most popular recipes are now on video! From monkfish stew, Palets Bretons to her Mother-in-law’s Corsican mint omelette, make easy dishes with Jill from her kitchen near Paris.
It’s also where she plays flute. So stay tuned by subscribing – there’s much more to come in 2023.