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Old 02-14-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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First Fondue Gathering - any advice?

My wife and I went with a group of friends to a fondue place last year and enjoyed it. We decided to have that same group over for a fondue evening at home.

Any favorite recipes? Or advice? Tips? Anyone have a great findue experiience they like to share?

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Old 02-14-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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for New Year's Eve we often have fondues
you can have oil, chocolate, cheese, &/or broth fondues
Have a variety of items and a few different cooking methods

How many people are planning on having over?
It is nice to have lots of fondue pots (borrow from friends) so they do not get too crowed and lose heat

I have made bagna caoda before which is oil and anchovies and garlic fondue (Italian version). It sounds like a strange combo but it is great.

Bagna Cauda - Olive Oil Anchovy Dip
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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Make sure everyone understands fondue etiquette, that is, the teeth must remove the food from the fondue fork while not acctually touching the fork. I assume this was done for health safety issues. Just a thought.

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Old 02-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Make sure to cut whatever it is you are dipping into large pieces. Make them larger than you think you will need. Otherwise the pieces will slip off the fork a lot.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:59 PM   #5
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Use good cheese!

Nothing is more important, IMO.
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Note to self - Take Jennyema off the invite list for my cheese wiz and wizspread fondue party next week
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Note to self - Take Jennyema off the invite list for my cheese wiz and wizspread fondue party next week
I have some "port wine" wizspread in my fridge -- maybe I'll microwave it tonight and dip some wonderbread in it!
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If you do chocolate for dessert here are some of my favs for dippin...

banana, strawberry, grapes and pound cake!
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Otherwise the pieces will slip off the fork a lot.
when this happens, I believe fondue lore requires that you kiss all those present.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yes that is correct mudbug. That is why when my wife and I do fondue I cut the pieces very small. For some reason the food just will not stay on my fork
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