The Fondue Bible: The 200 Best Recipes Cookbook Giveaway

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The Fondue Bible The 200 Best Recipes Cookbook

I was Blessed to receive The Fondue Bible: The 200 Best Recipes by Ilana Simon for Review

ISBN-10: 0778801667
ISBN-EAN: 9780778801665
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated

Back in the late 70′s and early 80′s fondue was all the rage.  There was a cute little restaurant close to my house that was “the spot” to bring a date if you were looking to impress!  You guessed it they served fondue!  While I always loved the idea of swirling fresh fruits, veggies and chunks of bread in a communal pot of melted goodness.  The idea of dipping and dunking my fruit, vegetables and bread in a cauldron of boiling oil that was used to cook hunks of chicken, fish and beef seemed less than appetizing.

Fondue of Yesterday Versus Today’s Healthier, Lighter Fondue

I love sharing a fondue meal!  It’s fun, easy and though relaxed it seems so elegant.  People’s tastes have changed and fondue is no longer a meat-lover’s feast devoid of vegetarian options.  Try substituting a flavorful broth (The Fondue Bible has a whole chapter devoted to broth fondues) for oil and serve with a variety of vegetables, marinated tofu and even pot stickers!

The one thing that I still look forward to is the decadent chocolate fondue finale, which I admit is nothing short of spectacular!  The Fondue Bible: The 200 Best Recipes includes so many it would take me months if not years to make them all and many of them feature chocolate!  Could you pass up Heavenly Chocolate Fondue, Turtle Fondue or mmm…..Cheesecake Fondue?

How do you Fondue?

The Fondue Bible is fun to read!  Aside from the 200 mouthwatering recipes you’ll find all the information you need to make your next fondue meal a success.  Here are a few fon-do’s and fon-don’ts to get you started:

  1. Flare-ups are unlikely but can happen.  Place a sturdy fondue pot on a sturdy table to reduce the chance of tipping.
  2. Always keep the burner cover close by to smother a flame.  I keep a fire extinguisher in my kitchen cabinet.  (Safety first and foremost!)
  3. Select the right pot.  A large ceramic or enameled cast-iron pot is great for cheese.  Stainless steel or copper pots work well for oil.  And small ceramic pots are ideal for dessert fondues.
  4. Rule of thumb: No more than six people per fondue pot.  Make sure each person has a supply of color-coded forks for dipping.  Place napkins, dinner plates and eating utensils on the table.
  5. When the cheese fondue is almost finished, you’ll notice a golden brown crust forming on the bottom of the pot.  Some folks consider this the best part!  Carefully scrape from the pot and present the crispy, golden cheese to the guest of honor or divide and share!  Can you say yummy!?
  6. Always dry fruit before dipping in chocolate fondue.  Excess water will cause chocolate to seize up.

Kids’ Favorite Chocolate Fondue

This delicious chocolate fondue is a showstopper and a favorite of young and old alike!  The chocolate can be chopped ahead of time and the fruit and dippers can be cut up as well  (leave bananas for the last minute).  Just sprinkle a little lemon juice on the apple and pear wedges to keep them from turning brown. Serves 4

Ingredients
Kids Favorite Chocolate Fondue

  • ½ cup whipping (35%) cream
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. candy sprinkles

Directions

  1. In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, heat cream until warm.  Add chocolate, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.  Remove from heat and transfer immediately to dessert fondue pot over candle flame.  Add sprinkles just before serving.
  2. Spear a piece of fruit or cake with fondue fork and dip in fondue.
  3. Serve with strawberries, banana slices, orange sections, pear wedges, apple wedges, vanilla wafers, sponge cake cubes, marshmallows, and maraschino cherries. Enjoy!

Tip: When chocolate is chopped, it melts more evenly.

Excerpted from The Fondue Bible by Ilana Simon © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca.  Reprinted with publisher permission.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – it’s high time I learned how!

  2. 2

    I have a classic old set. I just love the ambiance you get when having a fondue party. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. 3

    I love to make smoothies so I would love to try The Smoothies Bible, Second Edition, and I would also love to try the Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food, Second Edition because I love to use my smoker

  4. 4
    Susan Ladd says:

    I would like to try these two cookbooks The Science of Good Food and 150 Best Cupcake Recipes. Thanks for this awesome sweep :)

  5. 5

    Love the Robert Rose newsletter–so many great recipes! I have my eye on that Smoothie Bible . . .

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  6. 6

    The Complete Trail Food Cookbook

  7. 7

    I’d like to try 500 Best Comfort Food Recipes.

  8. 8
    James Kennedy says:

    I’d really love to win The Fondue Bible and try out a bunch of the recipes for fondue, which I have a fanatical fondness for, from the finest food blog there is! LLV

  9. 9
    robyn donnelly says:

    The juicing book and the eat raw, eat healthy cookbook. I like raw vegetables anyway so that looks interesting to me.

  10. 10
    Elizabeth Ray says:

    The Smoothies Bible