from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hot dish made of melted cheese and wine and eaten with bread.
- n. A similar dish, especially one consisting of a melted sauce in which pieces of food, such as bread, meat, or fruit, are dipped or cooked: chocolate fondue.
- n. A soufflé usually made with cheese and bread crumbs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dish made of melted cheese, chocolate etc., or of a boiling liquid into which food can be dipped.
- v. To prepare or serve as a fondue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dish made of cheese, eggs, butter, etc., often seasoned with kirsch and white wine, melted together, and usually used as a dip for pieces of bread.
- n. A dish consisting of pieces of solid food cooked in or dipped into a hot sauce.
- adj. Melted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cheese-pudding, made of grated cheese, eggs, butter, and seasoning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces
- n. hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped
The word fondue comes from the French verb fondre, which means "to melt," and the practice actually originated in Switzerland as a way for both peasants and nobility alike to use up hardened cheese and/or stale bread.
A fondue is a delicious way to while away a cold winter evening ... huddled around a pot of molten cheese, dipping in crusty bread and potato wedges.
Since our home made fondue is only cheese, we're not used to cooking our meat in an oil fondue.
The word fondue is a derivative of the French chit-chat, fondre, which means "to fade".
Years ago we were in Torino during white truffle season and had 'fondue' - or a plate of melted cheese and white truffles...
Although any pot with high sides will do, a fondue set is a great investment, particularly for making Swiss fondue, which is a hot pot of oil placed in the center of the table, letting guests cook their own bite-size pieces of meat, poultry, or fish.
We loved the idea of fondue made with chocolate and cajeta a close cousin of dulce de leche, and when we saw that hardlikearmour used coconut milk to make her cajeta, well -- there was no holding us back.
Classic Swiss fondue, known as fondue au fromage, involves dipping bread cubes in a decadent mixture of melted cheese, white wine, kirsch, and seasonings, while for fondue bourguignonne, cubes of meat are cooked in a pot of hot oil and then dipped in different sauces.
The fondue is a mixture of emmental and gruyere cheeses with a touch of kirschwasser and served with bread, fruit and veggies for dipping.
The overall experience was decent, but the fondue was a disappointment.