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I have been happier, my car slid down a hill in the snow yesterday and hit a grass bank...The garage I was taking it to sell it is now repairing it...What about you are you happy?
So it wasn't you who started threads about the merits of 4x4's in CH, when to put on winter tyres or should I have chains?
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

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I can't complain, life is good.
Ever heard the expression "if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen"?
Yes I have but I would love to know the reason why you ask
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Old 16.12.2011, 13:35
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

Does anybody really kiss the person sitting next to them when losing their piece of bread in the fondue pot?
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Old 16.12.2011, 13:37
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Does anybody really kiss the person sitting next to them when losing their piece of bread in the fondue pot?

Nope. Last time the choice was either my boss or a cute female colleague. However hard I tried, the bread never fell off.
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So it wasn't you who started threads about the merits of 4x4's in CH, when to put on winter tyres or should I have chains?
Wasn't it ?????

It was my own fault, I had new winter tyres on, I was driving too fast and braked too hard, if I had chains on I would most likely have stopped.
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Te metiste en camisa de once baras.
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Old 16.12.2011, 13:43
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Yes I have but I would love to know the reason why you ask
Because you went OT and started insulting people on this thread?
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Because you went OT and started insulting people on this thread?

Is that a statement or a question?

If it's a statement, I'm just returning whats directed at me

If its a question then my answer is I don't feel I am, but you may feel differently so maybe the kitchen is too hot for you?
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Old 16.12.2011, 13:51
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

Too bad the op is a bit of a troll because the topic is, frankly, quite interesting.
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Old 16.12.2011, 13:55
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Is that a statement or a question?

If it's a statement, I'm just returning whats directed at me

If its a question then my answer is I don't feel I am, but you may feel differently so maybe the kitchen is too hot for you?
I doubt that. However I need to log off now to go back to my boring life and actually get some work done? You can continue if you like.
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Too bad the op is a bit of a troll because the topic is, frankly, quite interesting.
This statement makes you a troll, would you like to add something interesting instead of cutting?
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Old 16.12.2011, 14:06
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Old 16.12.2011, 14:17
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

On the 3rd post this thread started to get personal, from then on it just gets worse.

It would be very interesting to see who thinks who is (are) the troll(s), I know the response already of course.

I did not set out to provoke, however, I do like responding to provocation...

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Old 16.12.2011, 14:30
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

I initially thought this forum was intended to help Americans & Brits assimilate en Suisse - I know there are many who do...But, unfortunately, there seem to be plenty who have no real interest in assimilation but rather preservation of their old ways of life while en Suisse...To carve out their old lives here rather than really embrace something different

I feel bad for that lot because you're missing out on some amazing things...but hey, ignorance is bliss
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

Struuuff.

Back to fondue. As a Swiss I really like fondue 'once in a while' - but as a 'dinner party it just does not appeal. For me, a cheese fondue is something you have in a traditional restaurant café or chalet after a great day's skiing, walking or other kind of frolicking in the snow. By a big wood fire in an old kitchen.
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Where do you kiss your neighbors?
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I initially thought this forum was intended to help Americans & Brits assimilate en Suisse - I know there are many who do...But, unfortunately, there seem to be plenty who have no real interest in assimilation but rather preservation of their old ways of life while en Suisse...To carve out their old lives here rather than really embrace something different

I feel bad for that lot because you're missing out on some amazing things...but hey, ignorance is bliss
What exactly are you trying to say here, that we should all like fondue.?
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What exactly are you trying to say here, that we should all like fondue.?
Not at all, I'm not even terribly fond of cheese in general...I meant more along the lines of trying things here and attempting to understand the culture rather than always be so dismissive...Part of fondue eating isn't just the food itself, it's the season and it's the community aspect...It was a peasant's dish as I understand it, in it's origin...There's a history to it is all I'm saying

And, frankly, that sort of dismissive attitude towards things people don't understand is all too often a bit permissive here
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Re: To fondue or fondon't

A great alternate to a fondue that you could suggest and help provide is a raclette, here you have the 'no cooking', 'communal eating' option without the challenge of eating a fondues. Some Raclette machines are also pretty portable (Tefal) so you can always take your own. This also caters for the non wheat tolerant and people who don't like cheese so much. Serve up with lots of mushrooms, peppers, sausages, bacon and other charcuterie (which can also be cooked on the top usually) and with salad and small baked potatoes - this makes a much more appealing shared meal than fondue which can be really boring. Chili's and chopped onions can be added to the pans where the cheese is cooked for extra variety and there are some great raclette cheese types that you can buy with mustard, pepper, garlic etc. Another option is the 'pierre chaud' or hot rock which may be combined with some racelette machines and is designed for cooking thin slices of fresh meat (or fish I guess) and vegetables - serve with sauces and chips - and of course lots of wine and friends.
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Where do you kiss your neighbors?
In many houses where the wine is flowing and the guests are happy, bread falling off the fork into the pot of fondue is greeted with cheers and a very naughty kiss with the person next to you.

That's where real saliva is exchanged.

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