Sunday, 1 September 2013


There are etiquettes of eating we all know but have you heard of etiquettes of eating a particular dish? Fondue is one such dish from Italy; we should know how to eat while attending any Fondue party.

The word “fondue” deriving from a French verb fonder, literally meaning melted, and this single  word simply explains the defining feature of the famous dish. Fondue is the dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping long-stemmed forks with bread into the cheese. Fondue was originated in Switzerland.

There are a few dos and donts, which will help you eating politely as possible while dipping food in a communal pot. I was at a Fondue party at one of my American friend’s home in California, where I learned this one etiquette for sure that never ever double dip; this violates fondue etiquette to the extreme. If you have dipped into the pot once, and taken a bite of cheese covered bread, don’t add it back into the pot. It’s unlikely the way we eat our samosa with chutney, dipping it many times before finishing it. I wanted to load my bread piece with more cheese though out of old habits, but I resisted for sake of others in the party.

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