Saturday, June 2, 2012
Fondue is a sumptuous Swiss dish, created as a remedy for the bitter cold alpine weather. According to the tale, a group alpine residents were snowed in, and resorted to cooking cheese in wine. Hard bread was then dipped into this mixture,and the first fondue was created. As the dish's popularity increased, more people began dipping meat into the cheese concoction, then vegetables, and even fruits. In more recent times, a popular variation, the 'chocolate fountain' seen sometimes at buffet dessert tables, where diners can dip bits of fruit into hot chocolate.