Carolyn Boyd is an award-winning British travel and food writer who specialises in France, writing for a wide variety of publications including The Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, and BBC Good Food.
She studied French and European Culture and Society at the University of East Anglia before spending a few years globe-trotting and working for travel magazines and a national newspaper. In 2006, she started to focus on her favourite country of all after being appointed Editor of France Magazine, published in the UK and North America. Spending nearly ten years in the role, she visited every corner of the France and covered everything from its best holiday spots to the country’s fascinating culture, food and drink, winning a special recognition award from the French tourist office for the edition that followed the 2015 Paris attacks. She went freelance in 2016 and wrote From the Source: France (published by Lonely Planet), a collection of chef interviews and recipes from every corner of the country. Carolyn also works part-time for culinary royalty, the Roux family, as Communications Manager of the Roux Scholarship. Her next book, Amuse Bouche: How to Eat Your Way Around France, will be published by Profile Books in the UK in Spring 2024.