Beetroot & Horseradish Risotto with Macarons

The other day I was walking on the sweet side in Paris with a lovely group of Americans.  It’s a chocolate and pastry tour and, as you can imagine, I tend to become particularly passionate when somebody asks about macarons. One question has remained with me this week: “Do you like savoury macarons – and [...]

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Jill Colonna at Waverley Books preparation for the new book in Spring 2015

The next book: a pre-taste at the Frankfurt Book Fair

I promised to keep you updated, didn’t I?  Well, it’s high time I told you why blog posts have been few and far between on Mad About Macarons lately. I’m excited to tell you that my next book will be published with Waverley Books in the Spring, 2015.  Waverley Books has gone though some recent changes: [...]

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Egg yolk recipes frozen creme brûlée

Whisky Toffee Frozen Crème Brûlée with Macarons

It was a sign:  a Scottish saltire traced onto such dazzling blue Parisian skies this week by the routine planes rumbling over us, to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport. It was another reminder of this month’s historic Scottish referendum that has created such a powerful and passionate impact on a country that was already once [...]

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pistachio and strawberry panna cotta and macarons

Pistachio-Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macaron Kisses

Continuing to follow the sun this summer, we stopped for breath in the French Alps.  Walking in the clean, mountain air was the best answer to liberate us from any of the year’s accumulating cobwebs.  Next time I’ll take a bike (although I need to practice on flat ground first) but in the meantime we [...]

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French macaron tasting sign

A Lazy Gourmet Visit to one of France’s Prettiest Villages

Summer this year was all pretty much last-minute.  On return from our New York visit,  the French parents-in-law were disappointed that us ‘Parisiens‘ hadn’t yet thought of visiting them in Provence in August.  So, with that said, we threw a few bags in the car, leaving plenty of space for eventual goodies from the local Provençal market [...]

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rose macarons in a gift box by Mad About Macarons

Mad About Macarons Book #Giveaway

I promised to let you know about the GIVEAWAY from The Good Life France.  Well it’s now live on Facebook, thanks to Waverley Books. To enter, comment on this macaron post on The Good Life’s Facebook page and share with as many of your sweet (and savoury – remember there are spicy sweet/salty macarons too [...]

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