Did you know that fondue is considered the national dish of Switzerland? They developed the concept in the 1800s (alhtough some people say the 1600s). Fondue is a communal dish where melted cheese is in a central pot kept warm with a candle or lamp.
Chocolate fondue, however, was first created in the United States in the 1950s or 1960s. Some credit the invention of chocolate fondue to Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurant owner who lived in New York City in the 1960s. His restaurant – Chalet Suisse – began offering both chocolate fondue and cherry brandy fondue.
In 1975, a restaurant called The Melting Pot was opened in the United States. They began serving all kinds of fondue, including chocolate.
Fruit and marshmallows are the primary foods that are dipped into the melted chocolate at the center of the table. Some large events – like weddings – use a chocolate fountain instead of a pot.
Please be aware that etiquette dictates no double-dipping or putting the fondue skewers in your mouth! You should only use the toothpicks, fondue forks, or skewers to bring the food to your own plate, then use a separate fork or utensil to eat it.
Ideas for National Chocolate Fondue Day
Here are some ideas and recipes for chocolate fondue.
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Got some fondue but no idea what to have it with on National Chocolate Fondue Day? Fret not! This post contains 17 of the best chocolate fondue dipping ideas, including some homemade recipes too! There are options for everyone, including gluten-free dippers, healthy options and of course the more rich, indulgent dippers.
Chocolate fondue is a delicious dessert that’s fancy enough for holidays, Valentine’s Day, or as an alternative to cake for a special occasion. But it’s simple enough to have any time of the year. Read on to learn how to make chocolate fondue and surprise your family tonight on National Chocolate Fondue Day!