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Foodbme

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Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Wed, 04/11/12 3:47 PM (permalink)
Cheese Fondue falls in an out of popularity frequently, but I've always loved Cheese fondue! We have it frequently.
The secret to a good Fondue is using QUALITY Cheese!
Let's hear about your favorite place for fondue or a favorite recipe
My Bride has a good recipe:
Grammy's Alpine Cheese Fondue
Ingredients:
1 clove of Garlic cut in half
1/2 Lb Shredded, NATURAL Swiss Cheese
1/2 Lb Shredded Gruyere Cheese
3 TBSP Flour
1/8 tsp Salt
Dash of Pepper
Dash of Nutmeg
2 Cups Dry, White Wine (Neuchatel, Rhine or Chablis)
2 TBSP Kirsch or Cognac
1 TBSP Lemon Juice (Optional)
Cubed French Bread
Directions:
Rub inside surface of Ceramic fondue pot with Garlic and discard.
Toss Cheeses with flour is a separate bowl.
Pour wine into the fondue pot and set over low flame.
When small bubbles show on the bottom and sides of the pot, stir in Lemon Juice and begin to add small handfuls of Cheese, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until all cheese is added and melted.
Stir in spices and Kirsch or Cognac.
When blended serve with French Bread Cubes
Makes 6-8 Dinner servings.
 
 
 
 
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    kland01s

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    Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Wed, 04/11/12 4:27 PM (permalink)
    Loved this about 1967, had the pot and the forks that had a liitle color coded dot. Haven't had it since.
     
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      Foodbme

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      Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Wed, 04/11/12 6:38 PM (permalink)
      kland01s

      Loved this about 1967, had the pot and the forks that had a liitle color coded dot. Haven't had it since.

      Until you can pick up a used set at a garage sale, make a batch on the stovetop. Just keep it on low heat & eat it with regular forks! Dust off your Bee Gee's records, get your bell bottoms out of the closet and get back in touch with your inner 60's self!!!

       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Wed, 04/11/12 11:36 PM (permalink)
        Since I did not arrive until June of 1969...I will have to drag the fondue into fairly recent times.

        Greenwich Village circa 2009...when Griffou was known as Hotel Griffou and Lobster Thermidor Fondue was served...in splendid fashion.

        http://www.thelunchbelle....-at-hotel-griffou.html
        <message edited by CCinNJ on Wed, 04/11/12 11:37 PM>
         
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          JRPfeff

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          Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Thu, 04/12/12 12:19 AM (permalink)
          About ten years ago when we were curling we had a fondue night following our game.  Four couples prepared & shared four different fondue varieties.  We had cheese for the appetizer, a meat and a seafood for the main course, and chocolate & caramel with cake & fruit for dessert.  It was a ton of fun (and food).
           
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            cavandre

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            Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Thu, 04/12/12 7:20 AM (permalink)
            JRPfeff


            About ten years ago when we were curling we had a fondue night following our game.  Four couples prepared & shared four different fondue varieties.  We had cheese for the appetizer, a meat and a seafood for the main course, and chocolate & caramel with cake & fruit for dessert.  It was a ton of fun (and food).

            Where did you curl? We used to be members of the Ardsley(NY) Curling Club before moving to FL. I still miss the game & the people we met there.
             
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              JRPfeff

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              Re:Today is Cheese Fondue Day! Thu, 04/12/12 9:25 PM (permalink)
              cavandre


              JRPfeff


              About ten years ago when we were curling we had a fondue night following our game.  Four couples prepared & shared four different fondue varieties.  We had cheese for the appetizer, a meat and a seafood for the main course, and chocolate & caramel with cake & fruit for dessert.  It was a ton of fun (and food).

              Where did you curl? We used to be members of the Ardsley(NY) Curling Club before moving to FL. I still miss the game & the people we met there.

              Cavandre,
               
              We were members of the Kettle Moraine Curling Club in Delafield, WI.  The club had a full kitchen which the members used to prepare meals after the Friday night couples league.  They also had FREE BEER as part of the membership & kept it cold alongside the sheet.
               
              I was also a member of the Green Bay Curling Club for a couple years while I worked in the area.  Their claim to fame is being a block from Lambeau Field and being occasionally featured in NFL pregame shows.
               
              Good curling,
               
              Jim
               
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