Category Archives: Dine

Why You Need a Cheese Dome

August 16, 2016

Why You Need a Cheese Dome | modernfrenchblog.com

In the United States, storing cheese is not that big of a deal.

Here you can re-wrap that cheddar in the packaging it came in or throw a hunk of cheese into a Tupperware. Heck, you can even get cheese in a can and it will probably keep for…well…eternity.

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Best Music for Your Dinner Party

July 19, 2016

Best Music for Your Dinner Party | modernfrenchblog.com

The table is set, dinner is made, and guests are arriving when it hits you: You forgot the music. If you are like me, then you have the best intentions to make a playlist that matches the musical tastes of your guests AND the cuisine you’re cooking. But if you are also like me, a lot of other dinner party things get in the way of that.

Good news is that you don’t have to worry about le musique at your dinner parties anymore thanks to apps, streaming, and the wonderful world of the internet. Here are four easy ways to set the mood with some music.

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Taking Care of Cast Iron Skillets

April 9, 2016

Taking Care of Cast Iron Skillets | modernfrenchblog.com

There is a myth out there that cast iron needs to be coddled within an inch of its life. Never clean with soap! Only scrub with salt! Slather it in lard and put it in an oven for 24 hours! The list is long and complicated, and has scared many cooks away. However, the truth is that it’s all a farce. These things are workhorses and it’s super easy to take care of them. continue reading

Food to Bring Back from France

December 1, 2015

Food to Bring Back from France | modernfrenchblog.com

Souvenirs have never really been my thing. Most of them are cheap ‘n’ cheesy and tchotchkes don’t jive with my semi-minimalist nature. However, if you are a foodie and you go to France, then you are must bring back culinary goods. It’s an unwritten law.

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Guide to Last-Minute Entertaining

October 13, 2015

Guide to Last-Minute Entertaining | modernfrenchblog.com

Last minute visitors used to really stress me out. I wasn’t ready! We didn’t have wine! The bathroom wasn’t clean! But after more than a few folks decided to “just stop by”, I’ve become better at learning how to go with the flow and pull off a last-minute entertaining session with ease.

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Five Best Cheeses at Trader Joe’s

August 25, 2015

Five Best Cheeses at Trader Joe’s | modernfrenchblog.com

As previously established, I am a big fan of the French and the French are big fans of cheese. I am not, however, a fan of spending my life savings on a small wedge of dairy goodness.

Thankfully, Trader Joe’s allows me to explore my fine European tastes with cheeses that have wallet-friendly prices. These five cheeses regularly make their way to our dinner table and are typically enjoyed after the main meal with one last glass of wine.

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