In helping my children develop their tableside manner one tool I use to help them develop taste is,
say it with us “CHEESE!”
Who doesn’t love cheese? Or a cheese tasting?
One of my favorite ways to help Elle and Maggie explore their palate is to let them experiment with flavors by making cheese sauces (yes plural) for none other than their favorite dish, Mac ‘n Cheese.
When I take Gracious Living on the road to colleges and universities, I always challenge my students to expand their tableside manner by expanding the foods they eat. Picky eaters aren’t always seen as gracious guests, if we can expand what we eat, it makes dining much easier for everyone.
Check out this video from last September 2009 Manner of the Month, one cheesy dish perfect for expanding our tableside manner.