I was recently watching a TV show where one of the characters asked another for the fondue pot.
And it got me thinking.
I remember back in the day (probably the early 90s) when my family would travel to a friends’ house on New Year’s Eve for fondue.
I was pretty young, so I don’t really remember much about the fondue. But watching the show brought back memories. I have fond memories of fondue.
Of course, I couldn’t even remember what fondue was.
Luckily I have the Internet.
A quick Google search and I found out. And it sounds delicious.
Basically you dip things into melted cheese, some sort of oil or even chocolate.
The word itself, according to Wikipedia, comes from the French word fondre, which means “to melt.”
But I was still intrigued (which, to be honest, happens quite often). Can you just take some Velveeta and melt it in a pot? Would cooking oil work? And how many Hershey’s chocolate bars would I have to buy to fill this pot?
And what do you dip in said cheese, oil or chocolate?
These questions perplex me. I have searched the ‘net and I don’t know if there is a right answer.
The oil seems to go well with meat, usually beef or chicken.
Chocolate, of course, goes well with anything.
But what about the cheese? This is the one that really gets me.
I love cheese — all kinds — but what kind do you use? And what do you dip in it? Crackers? Bread? Something else that I don’t even know about?
Even though I’m not a great chef by any means, I’m thinking this is something I should try. The next time I’m in a kitchen store, I might have to look up fondue pots.
And probably a cook book. Otherwise, who knows what might happen.