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Old 16.12.2011, 09:18
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

At the start of the meal, spit in the coquelon (pot) so everyone sees. No one else will eat, so you can eat as much as you want, without fear of contamination from others saliva..... problem solved.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:19
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May I ask, what gives you the right to speak to me like my nanny ?
Because I can?
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:26
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It has nothing at all with respect, culture or anything personal, I just don't like fondue !

''so be respectful and accept the invitation'' ????

May I ask, what gives you the right to speak to me like my nanny ?
You asked for comments, and you got them, so don't be all arsey when you are given advice that you don't want to hear.

PS. Just tell tham that you don't like fondue. Full stop.
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Because I can?

Que ha estado usando este foro demasiado, están empezando a sonar como una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:33
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Que ha estado usando este foro demasiado, están empezando a sonar como una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
Que?
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:35
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It has nothing at all with respect, culture or anything personal, I just don't like fondue !

''so be respectful and accept the invitation'' ????

May I ask, what gives you the right to speak to me like my nanny ?

As Nicola said, you ask for opinions, then act like a spoilt little bitch when someone profers one.

Oh wait, or were you assuming everyone would agree with your, quite frankly, ridiculous reservations about saliva, so you could give yourslef a well-earned pat on the back, all smug in your self-satisfaction?
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:36
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Que ha estado usando este foro demasiado, están empezando a sonar como una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
No bitter nor twisted, just playing with you a bit. It is for good sport only. Sadly you are not much of good competition. Well! You may one day understand to not take everything seriously here.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:38
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He basically said that I spend too much time here that it transformed me into a bitter and twisted English person.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:39
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Que ha estado usando este foro demasiado, están empezando a sonar como una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
Translation:

Your fork is demeaning and causes much agony and fortitude to the English imperialist dog retorts.

Go figure
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:43
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He basically said that I spend too much time here that it transformed me into a bitter and twisted English person.
I know. Google translate is very helpful.
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How could I object without offence, still attend and not put my host out ?
Refrain from spanish insults and shout the bottle of kirsch.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:45
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una persona Inglés amarga y retorcida ...
Great attitude for someone who's going to open an English tea room
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:46
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I'll take it as a compliment. It means that I developed an understanding of the English humour and managed to use it too.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:49
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I'll take it as a compliment. It means that I developed an understanding of the English humour and managed to use it too.

Steady on Nil, I wouldn't go THAT far.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:50
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Yet again I have been invited to a dinner party were the main course is fondue...

Don't get me wrong i love Swiss cheese but what I don't relish is dipping my saliva covered fork into a bacterial nightmare...

I don't really see this dish as a delicacy but an easy option...Am I alone in this?

Communal eating is great and something that should not really be knocked, but fondue is not really a dish i would shout about let alone encourage and participate in too often.

How could I object without offence, still attend and not put my host out ?

I have considered Welsh Rarebit, will i be to Anglo-ish to do this?
finally someone who has the courage to speak out the unspeakable...
I also find it objectionable to say the least but having been bashed on another thread on an similar subject I'm not masochistic enough to get going on a fondue rant...
my solution is:

1. quickly dip 3 or 4 times at the beginning, so long as the cheese/spit ratio is still in favour of the cheese

2. daintily put on the plate - instead of popping it directly in the mouth - the piece of bread and cheese, hoping to inspire fellow guests. (be prepared to accept a low success rate )

so my fondue eating tends to be a short-lived affair... which doesn't really matter, since I find it very filling food anyway and join in for the company, rather than for eating.
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Old 16.12.2011, 09:51
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Well you could encourage me, I am working hard here Honey!
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

The OP reminds me of Sheldon Cooper, and while we are avoiding the bacteria we should also avoid peanuts at a bar (remember all those hands sticking in?), or the air blowers in rest rooms...oh well even a handshake would transfer germs!
But well, if you don't wanna go, don't go. Your life your cheese
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It has nothing at all with respect, culture or anything personal, I just don't like fondue !

''so be respectful and accept the invitation'' ????

May I ask, what gives you the right to speak to me like my nanny ?
You asked, you got answers, you didn't like them and now you're spitting the dummy. That's pretty silly.

Man up, man! If you really can't stand fondue, grow a pair and tell your host that you won't come because you don't like fondue. Don't start peddling ridiculous gringo excuses. "Health hazard", get outta here, the stuff is pretty hot and there will be more bacteria in the uncooked cheese, given that Vacherin fribourgeois and Gruyere are made from raw milk.
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Old 16.12.2011, 10:05
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

I have to go to a fondue dinner tonight.

Not that happy, as i will miss my circuit training with the rugby club......and also will be eating lots of cheese.

I might just stick to the red wine.........

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p.s. Anyone else want to dip Nil in a cheese fondue and then eat her??
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