Jill ColonnaHello, bonjour and welcome! I’m Jill and not just mad about macarons…

Scottish, I’ve adopted a French lifestyle and having lived in Paris for nearly 25 years, I’m STILL discovering why the City of Light is so special. As a new arrival in 1992, I didn’t speak much French and hadn’t entertained before so had to learn from my new French family and friends tout de suite! Now home baker and family cook to my two teenage girls and French (Corsican) husband, I’m a lazy gourmet: obsessive about good quality seasonal food that’s full of flavour and easy to make at home inexpensively.

When not in the kitchen, you’ll find me in and around Paris (or far away seeking great food), testing out delicious addresses, and guiding occasional Parisian chocolate & pastry walking tours. I also regularly exercise French “plaisir” by taking the time to enjoy fabulous meals (without too much sugar). I never diet and wine is my sunshine!

Enjoy my food adventures – in the online recipes, Parisian discoveries, travels (even groan at the odd pun), and cookbooks. I’m thrilled to show you my NEW French pastry recipe book, “Teatime in Paris!” (published by Waverley Books). Please do post your comments or questions – it’s a great pleasure to hear from you!

Jill Colonna

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