Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'Tis the Fondue season

It is cold, it is dark and the weather isn't helping. November is just generally not my favourite month. How better to cheer yourself up than with a Fondue shared with friends. Fondue is not just a meal it is a social gathering with your family or friends. It is fun and it warms your soul as well as your tummy.
There are different kinds of fondue: Cheese fondue, Fondue chinoise (where you dip meat into bubbling broth), Fondue bourguignonne (when you dip meat into boiling oil). Both of the latter versions come with an array of yummy sauces such as curry, tartar, mustard mousse, cocktail sauce, just to name a few.

Switzerland was and always will be a Fondue country. 42% of Swiss believe Fondue is the most typical  Swiss dish. Followed by Rösti which is a sort of hashbrown just better and Raclette which consists of slices of melted cheese eaten with new potatoes.

In Swiss tradition if a nugget of bread is lost in the cheese either the person offers the next bottle of white wine (because you drink white wine or hot tea only with cheese fondue) or the other rule is, should you lose your piece of bread you need to kiss everybody of the opposite sex around the table. Enjoy your company and your meal!

Check out my recipe book 
for Fondue recipes.

Bon appétit!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Ok...I'm trying to restrain myself here. I am having a ball clicking all over your posts! It is bringing back such fun memories.
I was a fondue lover BEFORE moving to Switzerland but never experienced the "kiss" tradition till I moved there. :)
All the food listed was great....so much fun having a raclette dinner with our little ones.
Dishes I still crave are shnitzle, Alplermagronen & Zurich Geschnetzeltes at the Zeughauskeller. Yum!
Ok...no more stalking for today. You'll start to worry about me! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...