men on tandem bicycle in Avignon festival theatre

My Trips Around France’s Regions

Paris is an incredible City but there are times I get the urge to jump on a train or drive the car to the coast, to wine country, or see family and friends around France. Join me in my culinary adventures! Although I’ve visited most of France, I haven’t had time to write articles on all of them but you’ll find more regions on Instagram or Pinterest

Corsican Veal Pepper casserole

Corsican Veal Stew with Red Peppers

January 27, 2017/by Jill Colonna
Christophe Roussel dessertsj

Christophe Roussel Pastry Competition: La Baule 2016

November 9, 2016/by Jill Colonna
Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

Fiadone Corsican Cheesecake

November 3, 2016/by Jill Colonna
Corsican fig jam

Corsican Fig Jam

September 16, 2016/by Jill Colonna
Fougasse bread at Lavender and Lovage

Lavender & Lovage New Cookery School, SW France

September 24, 2015/by Jill Colonna
French medieval town of Chinon Loire France

A Loire Break in Chinon at the Hotel Diderot

August 29, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Aubergine tomato and filo pastry tart Provence

An Avignon Summer Festival Taste plus an Aubergine Tart

July 23, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Joel Durand Chocolate Perfume maker Provence

Discovering the Chocolate Alphabet in St Rémy-de-Provence (Part 2)

July 21, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Patisserie in St Remy de Provence

Best Pastries in St Rémy de Provence (Part 1)

July 19, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Chickpea Spread or French poichichade - Hummous from Provence

A Taste of Provence with Chickpea Spread

July 10, 2015/by Jill Colonna
pretty fountain in the village of Saignon, Provence, France

Keeping Cool in a Provence Village Heatwave

July 5, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Madagascan Vanilla on sale at the market in Provence

Confiture de Lait Recipe and How to Store Vanilla Beans

March 1, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Clos Vougeot Burgundy French vineyards in winter

Annual Burgundy French Wine Festival 2015

January 27, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Lake view from the top terrace of the Jardins du Leman restaurant Yvoire

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

September 5, 2014/by Jill Colonna
macaron window display at Serge's in Le Touquay, Normandy, France

Le Touquet – where France meets England over Macarons

June 16, 2014/by Jill Colonna
Veules les Roses sea carnival Normandy

Normandy Summer Sea Festival, Veules-les-Roses

May 9, 2014/by Jill Colonna
best gites in Mersault Burgundy France

French Wine Festival of St-Vincent Tournante, Burgundy 2014

January 30, 2014/by Jill Colonna
Bathing huts at the beach in Normandy France

A New Year Kir Royal from Normandy

January 10, 2014/by Jill Colonna
best pastries and chocolates Sebastien Bouillet Lyon

A Gourmet Weekend in Lyon

December 4, 2013/by Jill Colonna

Mastering the Art of French Eating in Lyon: Chez Hugon

November 21, 2013/by Jill Colonna

Silence on Remembrance Sunday

November 10, 2013/by Jill Colonna
harvesting in watercress beds

France’s Smallest River, Watercress Beds and Soup

November 5, 2013/by Jill Colonna
beet horseradish macarons and Corsica

Corsica on the Rocks and Savoury Macarons

November 6, 2012/by Jill Colonna

Giverny and Inspiration from Monet’s Gardens

August 23, 2012/by Jill Colonna
lime or linden blossom at azay le rideau loire castle

Mad About Lime Blossom Macarons in the Loire

July 11, 2011/by Jill Colonna
Best restaurants in Loire France Auberge du 12 Siecle

Azay le Rideau Castle and l’Auberge du 12éme Siecle, Loire Valley

June 20, 2011/by Jill Colonna