1970's FONDUE. Is it a DO, or a Fon-DON'T?


I'm a huge fan of the 1970's. Not only does it represent my childhood, but the colors - fabrics and style of the era also remind me of German culture (which I adore....). So it only seems right that I would gravitate towards something as elaborate and fun as FONDUE. Totally exaggerating, my fondue pots have a coat of dust on them 10 years old. Why it is we buy these things and then forget to use them?


Remember when the fondue trend came back in 2000, and everyone rushed out and bought one? It was so much fun at first to put things on the fork and dip a variety of items into sauces. However....by the end of the night you realize you had somehow eaten an entire block of cheese, a loaf of bread dipped on garlic oil along with the bag of marshmallows that went so nicely with the melted chocolate. Ugh.



Dietary concerns aside because seriously.... no one cares during the holidays, FONDUE is a FUN and interactive dinner party. Not only is it fun - but it's EASY. You chop up some items, arrange them on a platter and make your fondue. During the busy holiday times - it's a godsend to have on hand so you can entertain unexpected guests with style. So why is it that we don't use them more often? I can't be the only one that has this kitchen appliance hidden and out of sight.


Reader poll........Do you think fondue is a DO or a fon-DON'T? If you were invited to someones house for dinner, and it was an unexpected fondue theme - what would you think? Cool - or dietary nightmare? I have a girls night coming up, and I'm thinking about busting out the FONDUE pot for DIY fun. I'll just have to be sure I don't wear a fitted dress and work out the day of - AND the day after. Why is it that everything so delicious is a waistline killer? Suck. If you are a fondue-er, what is your favorite recipe?

xoxo
Michelle

FREE UNWANTED ADVICE (yay, everyone's favorite thing): If you're in the mood to throw a fondue party - it's VERY HELPFUL if you have 3 pots. One non-stick for CHEESE, one stainless steel for MEAT/VEGETABLES and another non-stick for CHOCOLATE. It's a hassle to switch out pans while trying to entertain.

10 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm ashamed to say I have never experienced the joys of a fondue set :-(

Angela said...

Its a DO in my opinion. I've never really been to a proper fondue party but have always thought they'd be so much fun. I had a fondue set at one time, collecting dust. Unfortunately I never used it and gave it to a friend who showed more interest and probability to use it haha. I think having a fondue party for the holidays is also quite festive. Go for it!

Sarah Elisabeth said...

I've never tried fondue but I've always wanted to so it's a DO for me! Wishing for a fondue set of my own now that I'm moving out soon ;)

Krista said...

I love Fondue I dated a Swiss guy for a few years and he taught me to make it homemade with Kirsch not white wine. Have a Fondue party!!!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I have never ever had fondue. I think you shoud go for it and have a fondue party.

Jenni said...

my fondue pot is still in the box :( ...thanks for reminding me ...i think i will do a fondue party soon :)

Lovely Light said...

I love fondue because I love cheese. Thanks for the tips!

Miss K said...

matt and i have another couple we do fondue nights w and it's so much fun! we've always enjoyed it.

Bibi said...

Fondue is a definite DO ... unless you're at my in-laws. She made a great cheese fondue -- velveeta, tostito's cheese dip and some american sliced cheese. All in one pot (a very sweet and cheesy tasting fondue) ... everyone double dipped... not all was finished and the leftover cheese was added back to the half used tostito's cheese dip glass. Yeeeaaap, that was the last time I ate tostito's dip at my in-laws. But she meant well, that's what counts!

But yes, a Fondue is a definite DO!

The Fashionable Traveler said...

How fun, and great advice for using 3 pots. I like the idea of doing a fondue for a starter for a dinner party. I love to add port wine or cream sherry to mine with a yummy cheese like Gruyere.

I had the most fabulous lunch at Artisanal in NYC (best cheese outside of France) and they served fennel slices with the cheese. I know fennel is an acquired taste..but it makes a nice option for the carb conscious.

Bon Appetit
Catherine