French Food Guides
Looking for the best afternoon tea in Paris or one of the best patisseries from Paris’s famous chocolate, pastry and macaron shops? Let Jill be your local online guide.
Planning a holiday in France around food for a day, a weekend or for a few days not too far from Paris? Check out Gourmet Travel suggestions to whet your appetite.
Fun facts around seasonal French fruit and vegetables plus recipes
Chocolate & Pastry Shops
Don’t leave Paris without trying at least some of the French specialities
Gourmet Travel near Paris
Looking for a day or weekend getaway not far from Paris? Be inspired.
As author of Mad About Macarons, here’s much more mac talk!
Best Tea Rooms in Paris
Looking for a cosy tea room for French goûter or something more lavish to celebrate? Or just something quiet and simple to enjoy after visiting a museum? I have you covered – and by location (arrondissement).
Jill's Macaron & Patisserie Books
Both published by Waverley Books. See reviews.
Mad About Macarons
Looking for Jill Colonna’s macaron recipes? They’re in this fun book – 37 of them including macaron-spiral desserts and savoury macs. Make perfect macarons every time with the step-by-step recipe plus all the tips (like get a scale!). It has inspired many now professional macaron bakers since its publication in 2010.
Teatime in Paris
Jill’s step-by-step pastry recipes with 10 chapters of the Parisians’ favourite goûter or teatime treats. From teacakes and ice cream to éclairs, choux buns, tartlets, mille-feuilles, with a chapter on macarons – stopping by top Paris pâtisseries as an armchair tour. A great value gift for Francophiles and bakers that will keep on giving.