This Week's Contest Theme

February 11, 2011

Fondue Pot

Between now and next Thursday at midnight, we want to see Your Best Fondue! For more details and to enter the contest, go here.


See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • pierino
  • Greenstuff
  • Creative Culinary
    Creative Culinary
  • Lizthechef
  • latoscana
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pierino February 12, 2011
Sorry, didn't mean to induce any involuntary tea spewing...
Greenstuff February 11, 2011
Good grief, people, go back to the roots! Fondue pots are not Harvest Gold or Avocado Green!! The best fondue pots are RED. There is the Valentine link!!

And okay, okay, it was the 70s when my family spent a lot of time in Switzerland. But we never stopped eating fondue.
pierino February 11, 2011
Lastnightsdinner, don't call me Shirley. Something "up my sleeve" is right out of moose and squirrel.
betteirene February 12, 2011
pierino, you made me spew my tea out my nose and all over my keyboard!
fiveandspice February 12, 2011
Creative C. February 11, 2011
Not sure if I'm vintage or retro but I love fondue. One man's chocolate tower was always my fondue! Making a champagne fondue for a party tonight as a matter of fact. Apple, pears, french bread basics but using bubbly to add to the spirit of my Un Valentine party.
Lizthechef February 11, 2011
So wish I still had my Avocado Green fondue pot from the 1970's and hippie days - remembering the chocolate fondue parties that were preceded by you-know-what ;)
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
latoscana February 11, 2011
I think this is a great contest idea. It makes dinner such a fun event. Everyone participates and experiments. A perfect social occasion.
pierino February 11, 2011
Could I go off the reservation with raclette? Similar idea. But fondue brings back images of really big, big hair and polyester leisure suits.
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
Yeah, do a raclette! Have you ever seen Claude Stahel's youtube videos? He's so funny, in his little truck. Also, I dig his apron.
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
Eat It Rich:
MyCommunalTable February 11, 2011
I love raclette. I have a raclette oven. Not much cooking involved, though?
Kayb February 11, 2011
Lord have mercy. I had a fondue pot that I got for a wedding present in 1975. Three or four moves later, it bit the dust, and I think at that point it was unused. Never made fondue in my life. I'll leave this one to y'all.
pierino February 11, 2011
This is way too 70's. Couldn't we take on "your best gumbo" or something.? I know you people in the East and upper Midwest are frozen into your ice caves and surviving on Velveeta and pretzels but hey....I'm cooking for Valentines Day now and there won't be any fondue around the place.
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
aw, come on pierino. play nice with the other kids.
hardlikearmour February 11, 2011
lol pierino and mrsl! fondue has made a comeback, sir, as evidenced by melting pot and other fondue restaurants across the country. it was also featured on top chef this week.
fiveandspice February 11, 2011
It's totally vintage...which makes it hipster...which makes it oh so now. ;)
lastnightsdinner February 11, 2011
Pierino, surely you've got a killer bagna cauda or somesuch up your sleeve?
Eliana60 February 11, 2011
Would "fondue" include variations of hot pot or shabu shabu or not?
Food52 February 11, 2011
MaryMaryCulinary February 11, 2011
Interesting! I've been craving fondue, but I usually only make the old-school variety, with a mixture of Swiss cheeses, white wine, and some kirsch to finish. Can't wait to see all the variations on the theme.
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
Do we need to employ one of those fondue thingamajigees for this contest? Cause I recently sent mine off to good will. :(
Food52 February 11, 2011
Nah, we barely had one between the lot of us! Any vessel is fair game as long as you can keep it hot.
nannydeb February 11, 2011
Funny, I bought one in Harvest Gold for my brother just recently at the Citywide garage sale. One man's trash...