This fondue set brings back memories.
I remember visiting family friends as they were sitting around a table dunking meat into hot oil.
My parents and I were amazed and thought it was a fun way to eat.
Soon after my parents bought this fondue set.
It was in the late 1970s.
The history of fondue can be traced to Switzerland.
It was a way for villagers to make the best of what little resources at hand.
They began to melt hardened cheese in a communal pot and dipped their stale bread and crusts in it.
The French verb fondre means “to melt.”
In the U.S. fondue became a craze in 1952.
That year a chef in New York introduced the method of cooking meat cubes in hot oil.
Chocolate fondue was introduced in 1964.