French Lessons with Ariane & Alix

Traditional Home did a wonderful piece with Ariane and her daughter Alix a few years ago. It was recently made available on their website, so we thought it would be a nice Throwback Thursday post.

For the article, Ariane and Alix cooked a typical Gascon Sunday meal at home, to show how the traditions continue across generations and oceans. As you would expect, Ariane used D’Artagnan products like duck breast, jambon de Bayonne, truffle butter, and chicken.

Get a peek into Ariane’s kitchen; read the full article here, and get the recipes.


Their meal celebrates uncomplicated pleasures, especially that of cooking together.”Something wonderful starts with something simple,” says Ariane.

A favorite springtime recipe, available in the article, is duck breast with fava beans, which Ariane enjoyed back in her native Gascony.

Duck breast with fava beans
Ariane’s croque monsieur

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