Hello, bonjour! I’m Jill. Welcome to Mad About Macarons! I live in Paris – and live to bake in Paris.
After living here for 23 years I’m a Scots-turned-Frenchie, food and travel writer, recipe developer, pastry tour docent, photo-taker, mother hen to 2 teenage girls, married to a Corsican, and work at keeping a sense of humour. I’m also a “lazy gourmet”: in love with Paris for its constant inspiration, quality and good seasonal food – and while excited by French wow-factor recipes, my aim is to explore how to make them easy and accessible in my non-professional kitchen.
All recipes are happily tried and tested – reduced in sugar as much as possible without affecting yumminess – then, once given the French seal of approval from family and friends, here for you to enjoy.
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!