The History of Fondue
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Cheese fondue was originally a method created to make use of hard cheese, wine and stale bread. Those bits and pieces would have otherwise gone to waste at the end of a long winter in the mountains of Switzerland and France. In modern times, it still seems like a crime to throw out good ingredients, even if they’re slightly past their prime.
Fondue Party Ideas
Want to host a gathering that’s a little different? At a casual fondue party, you won’t have to monitor your oven constantly. Friends laughing around a cozy pot of fondue is the indoor equivalent of the campfire spirit; they’ll feel like kids making their own s’mores.
Fondue was a big hit in the United States during the 1970s, and there was a fondue renaissance around 2012. So whether you pick a European, Seventies or current theme for your fondue party, remember: gooey cheese and melted chocolate never go out of style.
Here are a few technical tips to ensure your fondue—the star of the party—turns out just right:
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