Thursday, February 7, 2013

Melted

Yesterdays post left me thinking of cold weather and fondue by the fireplace. Then, add to that all the collective love on everyone's blog these days covered in melted chocolate. So, for today I thought it was quite appropriate to talk about a dish that is always best served in the company of someone else... Fondue!


The dish was first promoted as the Swiss national dish in the 30's but it is actually a dish popular in the regions of the Alps shared by Switzerland, Italy and France. It is believed that the origins of the dish date back to the 1730's in France and documented in classic French cuisine books.


From this delicious dish two more versions were born: the famous chocolate fondue, quite popular amongst lovers, and the fondue bourguignonne {cooking meat in hot oil}. Fondue was very popular in the 60's but its popularity faded as people considered bad taste to share one dish with others. Just like everything else, this dish has become widely popular again as we have opened up to other cultures and people travel more to its place of origin.


Personally, I love it. Good taste or bad taste. I find there's something very friendly in gathering around a pot of food to talk and have a good time. If you are having a cheese fondue opt for a white wine that complements the flavors of the cheeses, or in the case of a meat one a red wine is always a good choice. If you are having a chocolate fondue, you can always go with wine or maybe another liqueur that enhances the chocolate experience or even a nice exotic tea.

Have a delicious day!

33 comments:

  1. I love cheese fondue! I made one for New Year's Eve (I do most years) and it's always a fun and sociable thing to do. I actually have a small bottle of Kirsch in my kitchen cupboard only for that very reason... xo

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  2. I've never tried a fondue but seeing these delicious pictures have made me eager to try it out.

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  3. I love it! We found an amazing little Fondue restaurant in Amsterdam. It was freezing cold outside and the cheese fondue was like a warm hug! Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours ...

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  4. I love fondue and have a fancy pot!

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  5. I love fondue - it's delicious and I had some good cheese fondue not too long ago.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. I kind of want to have a Melting Pot party with my besties right now - this is too cute! :)

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  7. I love fondue! We received a fondue set as a wedding gift, and I've been itching to break it in. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  8. I agree, there's something romantic about sharing a fondue together. We did the meat fondue one new year with lots of wine and it was a great experience.

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  9. I'll never forget my first fondue–it was actually in the French Alps, and such an amazing way to experience it! Although come to think of it, I don't think I've eaten any since...

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  10. Uh, I love fondue! Very delicious and romantic!

    http://naomemandeflores.com

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  11. How wonderful and how romantic it looks, somehow I lost track of your posts but I am back again. I have a GIVEAWAY you might be interested in http://hind-toufga.blogspot.se/

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  12. I love fondu! I've always wanted to go to a restaurant. Really should make this a tradition in Virginia. You know... Sunday night fondu night.

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  13. I love fondue! This is so fun and now I want strawberries and chocolate!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  14. I remember fondue was super duper popular in the 1960s--I still love it now . . .

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  15. This looks so lovely! I really want to try it :)

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  16. Thank you for stopping by today! I love visitors :)
    And want to know a secret? I've NEVER had fondue! Crazy! I think it's something I must try and soon!

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  17. So good! We had some delicious fondue in Paris...so good with a glass of wine.

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  18. I don't think I have ever had fondue. But I bet I would love it.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  19. Thank you kindly for your visit..Hope you have a wonderful Friday doll!

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  20. I've never had fondue...looks delicious!! xoxo

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  21. mmm yummy!

    although im itching for spring :)

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  22. Argh....now I'm craving fondue!

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  23. i absolutely love a great cheese fondue! but chocolate isn't bad either ;)

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  24. Confession: I have a fondue pot that I have yet to use! But now I am inspired to give it a whirl..... I do love a good fondue!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  25. Mmmm fondue is so yummy and easy! You just gave me a great idea for dinner!

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  26. Fondue is one of my favorite meals! My sister & I make regular fondue dates :-)

    always, koru kate

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  27. I LOVE fondue, especially the cheesy one in cold weather. YUM

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  28. Delicious! I would love some fondue right now. Have a great weekend!

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  29. ooh I ought to try the chocolate fondue idea at home! I've had them outside too

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  30. Can you believe I've actually never had fondue before?! This all looks scrumptious!!
    xo TJ

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