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  • n. A Swiss cooking vessel used to serve fondue.


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  • The original earthenware Swiss fondue pot was called a caquelon, but the dish is easily made in an enameled pan one purchased in Helvetia is sure to give the best results.

    One Big Table

  • Friends and family often gather for hours to slowly stir their bread on long forks in the cauldron of cheese known as a caquelon, which is heated by a small flame. - News

  • "It is said that eating from the same caquelon —or fondue pot—establishes friendships," says Verena Lüthi, who runs the hillside chalet restaurant Auberge de Mont-Cornu, near Switzerland's northern border with France, with her husband

    Switzerland's Best Fondue

  • Si donc vous aimez les crevettes trop cuites, que vous laissez nager trois heures dans le caquelon avant de les repêcher, ne vous étonnez pas si la méthode détaillée ci-dessous ne fonctionne pas parfaitement.

    Décortiquer sa crevette sans douleur — Climb to the Stars

  • The only thing we were missing was a stand and candle to put under the caquelon, but I went to a $2 shop and found a paper serviette (napkin) stand which I turned upside down, and that worked perfectly. TravelStream? ? Recent Entries at

  • Ce mois-ci, d’ailleurs, je lance un défi à l’équipe de Vu en ville sur Superlocal:Lausanne (qui ont d’ailleurs aimablement relayé l’info pour deux Bloggy Fridays précédents): enverrez-vous ce mois un(e) délégué(e) — voire une délégation — à cette petite réunion autour du caquelon?

    Bloggy Friday 1er décembre à Lausanne — Climb to the Stars

  • I jokingly said to Sonja in an email that we would have to have a fondue party, as was the tradition when I visited them in Switzerland, and one day a package arrived - basically a fondue in a box - an earthenware pot (caquelon), long forks, and foil pouches with the traditional fondue cheeses (Gruyere TravelStream? ? Recent Entries at


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