About our contributors

Ben Collier: Born in Brighton, Ben moved to Dieppe aged six and is proud of his dual heritage, which comes in handy in his job as Marketing Manager. Ben is also a keen photographer and helped launch Normandy Tourism’s English Instagram and Twitter accounts. So far, he has written about La Min beer, coffee shops, brunch hot spots and seafood festivals.

Fran Lambert: Former Senior Press Officer at Normandy Tourism, Fran has spent almost six years working closely with British and Irish journalists to promote Normandy, and has loved writing about her foodie experiences in the region; particularly dining at three Michelin-starred restaurants, a food-themed Segway tour of Caen and a three-course banquet in a barn!

Karen Woods: The proud owner of an apartment overlooking the Atlantic, in Granville’s Haute Ville, Karen adores her second home and loves to relax there whenever she can. She is delighted that writing for the Normandy Foodie Blog means even more opportunities to sample the region’s specialities and meet the producers.

Carolyn Boyd: Carolyn has been writing about France for 20 years and is author of France From the Source (Lonely Planet Food). She writes regularly for the Times, Nat Geo Traveller, the Independent and the Guardian. Prior to going freelance, she was editor of France Magazine for ten years. To read more of Carolyn’s work, visit her website.

Gillian Thornton: Widely known in the travel journalism industry as a France specialist, Gillian’s particular interests include gastronomy, history, walking and nature. An active member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Gillian’s regular commissions include Women’s Weekly, France Today and Silver Travel Advisor.

Julie Falconer: Originally from San Francisco, Julie is a London-based travel blogger and speaker. She runs an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog, A Lady in London, which she founded in 2007 and turned into a full-time job in 2010. It has taken her all over London, the UK and to 111 countries and counting!

Alison Weatherhead: Originally from the West Midlands, Alison moved to Normandy 20 years ago and lives with her family near Vire, home to the famous andouille sausage. As Communications Manager for Normandy Tourism, Alison loves promoting everything that her adopted region has to offer, cooking fresh Normandy produce and enjoying the fruits of her labour.

Maggie McNulty: Former Senior Press Officer at Normandy Tourism, it was Maggie’s idea to launch the Normandy Foodie Blog back in 2015. So dedicated was Maggie to this project that much of the foodie fun she had in Normandy during her two years with us feature on the blog to this day – that’s quite a legacy!

For more on food and drink in Normandy, visit the Normandy Tourism website

Normandy coloured

Photo © Rougereau / IRQUA