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Add a little fun to dinner – Fun with Fondue, Issue #76
May 11, 2020

I hope you are all safe and well! Social distancing is heavily enforced in much of the world still, so I hope that you can bring some fun to your situation with some fondue punishments and games.

Monthly Fondue Tip

Fondue Punishments and Fondue Games

Do you want to tease those who lose their dippers in the pot? Adding games and punishments to your fondue events can definitely spice things up!

You can read my recommended fondue punishments here.

How about making a game out of stealing your friends' dippers without getting caught? Learn how this game started for me and how you too can play the fondue fork thievery game during your next fondue dinner.

Looking to plan an extraordinary fondue event? I recommend hosting a murder mystery fondue night. I've done it and it can be a lot of fun with the right crowd! Read more here.

Monthly Recipe Recommendation

Everything You Need For a Complete Beef Broth Fondue Dinner


Use two packets of Lipton onion soup mixture and prepare enough broth to fill your pot(s) 1.5 times. For example, if your pot holds 2 liters (8 cups) of liquid, bring 3 liters (12 cups) of water to a boil, then add the soup mixture and simmer until onions are soft. The broth will evaporate during your meal, so keep the extra broth warm on the stove top (covered).

If you need to control your salt intake or prefer home-made recipes, here’s a Beef Broth Recipe.

Meat and Vegetable Dippers

  • thin slices of beef
  • white mushrooms (small or cut into halves or quarters)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • small canned potatoes

Feel free to improvise! You can also cook shrimp, chicken, pieces of firm tofu and other vegetables in your pot.


You can use store-bought dips or make your own. I recommend you choose three dips to serve to your guests:

Side Dishes

Serve your beef broth fondue with rice, Caesar or tossed salad, hot buns, raw vegetables (carrot and celery sticks, cucumber slices, mild pepper slices, mushrooms, etc.) and a platter of assorted pickles (sweet pickles, garlic dill, small pickled onions, pickled beets, etc.)

Food For Thought

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”

- Julia Child

That's it for now. I truly hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy! I will be next back next month with some summer fondue ideas.

Feel free to visit the site and browse through the collection of fondue recipes.

Until then, be careful with open flames and have fun with fondue!


Caroline Begin (en français)

P.S. New to meat fondue? Get the complete guide to hosting a Greek-Inspired beef broth fondue dinner today!

BestFondue volume 2: Greek-Inspired Broth Fondue

P.P.S. Or try fondue bourguignonne. Get the complete guide to hosting a French-Inspired beef oil fondue dinner today!

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