Hello, bonjour and welcome! I’m Jill and have been living in Paris for 23 years.
I’m a Scots-turned-Frenchie, work at keeping a Scottish sense of humour in France and along the way enjoy being food and travel writer, recipe developer, pastry tour guide, photo-snapper, mother hen to 2 teenage girls, and married to a Frenchman who loves his food (that’s my excuse!).
Paris is just bursting with creative gourmet inspiration and exceptional quality. As a “lazy gourmet”, I aim to explore how to make delicious, healthy recipes easy yet inexpensively at home in a non-professional kitchen. All recipes (either French or inspired on my travels) are happily tried and tested – reduced in sugar as much as possible without affecting taste – then, once approved by French family and friends, shared here for you to enjoy too.
So come click away and join in my food adventures – in my recipes, travels, delicious discoveries (even groan at the odd pun) and cookbooks. I’m also so excited to show you my NEW pâtisserie recipe book, Teatime in Paris! Thanks for popping in. Do try out the recipes, leave a comment or a question – I’d love to hear from you!