Gascony: The Most Delicious Part of France

In a recent New York Times article, David McAninch asks the question “Is Gascony the most delicious part of France?” To which Ariane answers, “Of course it is!” For Gascon food is richer than the sunny cuisine of Provence. It is unabashedly, defiantly rich. Duck fat, not olive oil, is the local currency. Everything gets cooked…

Remembering Morley Safer and The Count

On September 15th,  Ariane attended the tribute to her friend Morley Safer, the CBS correspondent, who passed away in May at the age of 84. At Morley’s request, their mutual friend Wynton Marsalis lead a New Orleans second line – a true jazz tribute. You may not know it, but Morley was really into food…