Yesterday was the last day with the visitors, they’re on a train as I type on their way back to Holland. We had a great few days including the trip to the Alps and it was all topped off last night with the first fondue of the season!
It doesn’t matter how many times I have it, I will never tire of fondue. There is something so good about plunging a cube of bread into the bubbling deliciousness, seductively swirling it round (a figure of eight we have been told is the most efficient), letting the excess drip off and then gorging yourself on the creamy goodness!
I was trying to put a touch of “Nigella Lawson, softcore food-porn lingo” on the paragraph above. Did it work? Anyway we had a cracking fondue with the works, salad, pickled onions, fresh cracked pepper, wine, kirsche, good company and a late night. I love this time of year because it means there’s plenty more fondue, raclette and rosti to come. It’s important to stay well fed during the winter months!
But fondue is such a good idea for when you have friends over. It takes fifteen minutes to make, you plonk it in the middle of the table and everyone digs in. You eat as much or as little as you like, you can take as long as you like because the little heater keeps everything bubbling and everyone likes to play with their food! Of course, if you have a cheese allergy it’s best not tried! Speaking of which I remember being in a pizza restaurant in the States and the guy behind me said he’d like a pizza but he had a bad cheese allergy so there couldn’t be any cheese anywhere near the pizza! Who goes to a pizza place with a cheese allergy?
I’m digressing. Anyway, fondue is brilliant. Full stop.