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Minor rant about fondue

Love the stuff, nothing really wrong with it, but it would be nice to have something else then just plain bread to dip in the cheese. I'm sure I'm not the only one to complain about this, but why don't they add some veggies or something in there, or do the Swiss just love their bread too much to bother with anything else?
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

Now look, that's up to you, isn't it? You can put in anything you like. I, for one, am not a big fan of cheese fondue but when forced to have it, I put cherry tomatoes in, and little vegetable sticks of any kind.
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

Pears go well with it.
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:02
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Now look, that's up to you, isn't it? You can put in anything you like. I, for one, am not a big fan of cheese fondue but when forced to have it, I put cherry tomatoes in, and little vegetable sticks of any kind.
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Seriously OP, you're showing about as much imagination as the Swiss on this one...
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

I generally use several different types of bread (olive, but, etc.).

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Now look, that's up to you, isn't it? You can put in anything you like. I, for one, am not a big fan of cheese fondue but when forced to have it, I put cherry tomatoes in, and little vegetable sticks of any kind.
True, but thats if you're the one making it. If you go out and eat, it doesn't seem like you have much choices there.
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

Boiled potatoes are good with fondue, too. I know it's the standard serving with raclette but...
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Seriously OP, you're showing about as much imagination as the Swiss on this one...
Your point? It's a rant after all (albeit minor). I'm just curious as to why they just stick with bread.
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I'm just curious as to why they just stick with bread.
They don't.

At least not in my experience...
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

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At least not in my experience...
I see, guess the few restaurants/chalets I've been in only had those options.
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I see, guess the few restaurants/chalets I've been in only had those options.
Ah, you mean in restaurants? Why didn't you say so?

Well, I've always asked for - and received - boiled potatoes when I eat fondue, so there are alternatives available.

Ask for Gschwelti in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

As i mentioned on another thread cheese fondue is just not cheese fondue without meat balls

The Americans should love this, stick a piece of bread on your stick then a meat ball then a little gherkin then dip, instant mini cheese burgers


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Re: Minor rant about fondue

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Ah, you mean in restaurants? Why didn't you say so?

Well, I've always asked for - and received - boiled potatoes when I eat fondue, so there are alternatives available.

Ask for Gschwelti in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
Ah, didn't realize they also offered alternatives. All the times I went on group outings and whatnot, it seemed to be only bread they served with, I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I go and have fondue.
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

I love this idea!

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As i mentioned on another thread cheese fondue is just not cheese fondue without meat balls

The Americans should love this, stick a piece of bread on your stick then a meat ball then, a little gherkin then dip, instant mini cheese burgers

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As i mentioned on another thread cheese fondue is just not cheese fondue without meat balls

The Americans should love this, stick a piece of bread on your stick then a meat ball then, a little gherkin then dip, instant mini cheese burgers

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I love this idea!
I hate fondue and have declared that I will never eat it again in my lifetime.... but this might just change my mind .
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Ah, didn't realize they also offered alternatives.
They don't offer it, but there's no reason why they can't comply with a polite request.

Telling them what will happen to me if I ingest bread usually does the trick...
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:33
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

My Swiss wife likes fresh pineapple chunks with her fondue. But she is a bit weird.

I sell Isle of Mull cheddar to make a "Scottish Fondue" (with black beer and whisky) and I suggest eating it with baby potatoes, carrot sticks and small heads of broccoli and cauliflower that have been par-boiled then roasted. Many of my Swiss customers now eat their own fondue with vegetables cooked like this.
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:34
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

The traditional fondue fribourgeoise is made with 100% vacherin, no wine (or corn flour, though not sure), just water and melted over a bain-marie. Into which is dipped boiled potatoes, or bread depending on your preference.
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or do the Swiss just love their bread too much to bother with anything else?
I usually have different sorts of bread to choose from, pickled red peppers go well with fondue, chopped onions, ham - and enough garlic.

http://www.astromich.ch/potsnpans.html has a suggestion for a variation. I haven't worked on the page for a while but if you prepare a fondue that way I'm sure it will blow your taste buds.....
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Old 30.03.2011, 12:37
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Re: Minor rant about fondue

When eating fondue in Swiss restauants I usually don't get offered anything other than bread. I did once get potatoes as an option.

If my German was good enough, I suppose I could ask for alternatives.

When I prepare it at home I have various other vegetables depending on my mood.
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