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

best bakeries in Lyon

Lyon’s Best Patisseries, Chocolates & Macarons

September 19, 2017/by Jill Colonna
bouchons Lyon restaurants

Best Value Gourmet Lyon in 3 Days

September 12, 2017/by Jill Colonna
salted toffee cherry tomatoes

Salted Toffee Cherry Tomatoes

September 10, 2017/by Jill Colonna
corsican veal pepper stew

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
Hotel Diderot Chinon France

A Loire Break in Chinon at the Hotel Diderot

August 29, 2015/by Jill Colonna
aubergine tomato filo tart

Avignon Summer Festival – Aubergine Tomato 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
St Remy de Provence

Best Pastries in St Rémy de Provence (Part 1)

July 19, 2015/by Jill Colonna
Poichichade or Provencal Chickpea spread

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
confiture de lait recipe

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

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
Burgundy Clos Vougeot wine festival

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

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