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Old 01-02-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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We got a fondue pot for Christmas and we tried it out last night.

Gotta say not that impressed as everything just tasted like cheese. That in of itself isn't bad. It's just its so rich.

So is there a reason the fondue fad died in the 70's or is it me.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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First hubby and I had a fondue pot in the 70's. It just seemed like so much work.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I love fondue, but it's more of a social thing. I'd never make it for myself, or even for my family - only for having folks over.

And saying you made cheese fondue doesn't really tell me anything. There are so many different kinds! Did you stick to a traditional Swiss recipe?
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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You can also use it to cook thin strips of meat in a broth mixture - can't remember all of it. We've had fondue parties with other couples - with a cheese fondue, the meat cooking then a chocolate fondue for dessert. It was fun but a lot of work and too rich to do more than once in a blue moon.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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First hubby and I had a fondue pot in the 70's. It just seemed like so much work.
NMS the CHOCOLATE fondue isn't too much work..... and all you gotta do is dip in some fruit/cookies/cake.....hubby and I use the fondue pot for that.... but I agree the cheese tends to be a bit of work......
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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My husband got a fondue pot back in the 70s and we still have it. We've used it about a couple dozen times in the 25 years we've been married. Loved it every time. I still have a handwritten recipe from my late mother-in-law for a cheese fondue which I always use. Doesn't taste "just like cheese" to me. Did your recipe call for 1.25 cups of sweet German wine? My recipe does. Along with garlic, a good Swiss cheese, nutmeg, and sherry. Maybe just try another recipe.

And chocolate fondue is wonderful. We melt a big Toblerone bar in the fondue pot, add whipping cream, and some brandy - voila! A very easy and fun dessert.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Turn that thing into a Japanese "shabu shabu" pot!!

When fondue is done properly and with high quality cheese (imported Emmental and Gruyere for example) and a dry dry white wine (I actually like an Austrian Gruner Veltliner type) and a little crushed garlic (some people add nutmeg or kirsch) It can be loads of fun and taste good too...

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Exactly; Emmental, Gruyere, dry white wine, garlic and apple brandy make a fine fondue.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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MMMMmmmm. Fondue. Done right, it's the perfect dipping solution.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I adore Cheese Fondue ( Fondue Savoyarde) and in fact we have it every Christmas Meal !

But there are hundreds of recipes for different types of fondues . I love the beef one using fillet steak and different sauces.

Fondue Recipes
http://www.epicurious.com/tools/sear...fondue&x=0&y=0
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