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Five tips for eating fondue in Switzerland

By John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011

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Ever since the fondue craze in US popular culture began in the 1960s, the habit of eating melted cheese served in a communal pot has come to seem slightly silly to many Americans. But let me assure you, fondue is no laughing matter (it was promoted to the status of a Swiss national dish as early as the 1930s). In fact, properly served fondue is seriously delicious, and no one has perfected this culinary art better than the Swiss. Here are a few recommendations and points of etiquette to keep in mind while pursuing the perfect pot (or, to use the proper terminology, the perfect caquelon).

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Photo courtesy of EquatorialSky via Wikimedia Commons.

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