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  • Fondue

    How many of you have ever eaten fondue? I was going to describe it but this is better:

    Fondue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (...in which among other things, we learn that America discovered Switzerland in the 1960s...)


    Great stuff, specially when washed down with copious amounts of Kirsch - for the digestion you know. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it )

    Kirsch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    I have no idea, how well are these things known outside Switzerland? Here's a pic of our fondue anyway...
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    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: Fondue

    Fondue is coming back around here. It was hugely popular in the '70s and '80s, became declasse afterwards, but is now my (almost 22 year old) daughter's favorite social meal with friends.

    Frances, a related question: is raclette (Raclette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) as prevelant in Switzerland as the cheese marketing board here would have us believe?
    Un amico degli amici.

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    • #3
      Re: Fondue

      We love fondue around here.
      There are three basic ones: meat, cheese or chocolate fondue.
      On meat one is used hot oil in the fondue pan where different meats are slighty fried. Side plates are used as condiment (maionaisse, herbs and even cheese)
      Cheese one is as in the picture above, where different bread types are used to 'pick up' the cheese.
      And the one for all loved, melted chocolate (with some liquor...mmmm) in the pan and fruits (strawberry, bannana, melon...) to try it.


      Luis

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      • #4
        Re: Fondue

        There was a huge fondue craze in the 70's. The burnt orange enamel fondue pot was such a popular wedding present that it became a cliche: I thought about getting friends who were having a commitment ceremony one as a joke:

        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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        • #5
          Re: Fondue

          I'd appreciate your recipe Frances and tips on making it. I had a recipe from a Swiss friend of my parents but was unable to make it happen. We used Gruyere and Ementhal but ended up with a lumpy fondue....so have not tried it again....we have recently been talking about trying it again this spring.

          Hmmm, maybe I needed to drink more Kirsch.....

          Jim
          Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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          • #6
            Re: Fondue

            I agree Frances. How about a recipe? I love fondue.
            GJBingham
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            Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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            • #7
              Re: Fondue

              Haha, I use the stuff out of the packet!!

              Sorry to disapoint you all...

              Its a very well chosen packet though. Some premade ones are pretty awful, but I like Gerber Fondue moitie moitie, with plenty of added garlic, pepper and some nutmeg. And Kirsch, did I mention that?
              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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              • #8
                Re: Fondue

                What I really want to know, though, is what would be good to drink with my fondue? Would Kirsch be good?

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                • #9
                  Re: Fondue

                  Nah, but you could always try drinking Kirsch...
                  "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Fondue






                    This is how I make Dave's Redneck fondue!

                    Bon Appetit
                    My thread:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                    My costs:
                    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                    My pics:
                    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fondue

                      Hey, you got the wrong thread! This belongs in the "grossest things I ever ate" one!
                      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Fondue

                        Originally posted by Alfredo View Post
                        Frances, a related question: is raclette (Raclette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) as prevelant in Switzerland as the cheese marketing board here would have us believe?
                        Yes it is - well, I don't know what the marketing board is telling you, but its pretty popular. Most housholds have a raclette set.

                        You can drink Kirsch with raclette as well, did you know?
                        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Fondue

                          This is not pretty. I think this might be worse than Pizza Hut. :-)

                          Carrie worked in Lausanne, and she makes a mean fondue with Gruyere and Kirsche. We even have a raclette machine -- and you can find real Raclette cheese here in CA.

                          James
                          Pizza Ovens
                          Outdoor Fireplaces

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fondue

                            You'll want some pizza with that Fondue:

                            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                            • #15
                              Re: Fondue

                              It must be a Friday. :-)
                              James
                              Pizza Ovens
                              Outdoor Fireplaces

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