Thanks for taking the time to read our second newsletter. This month, we'll discuss fondue pots and offer recipe suggestions for St. Patty's (March 17th is this Saturday).

Also, if you had problems downloading the ebook last month, you'll find another download link at the bottom of this newsletter.

Monthly Fondue Tip - Fondue Pots

I often get questions about fondue pots and whether or not they are suitable for a specific type of fondue.

Without going into too much detail, here are a few rules of thumb that should help you determine how you can use your fondue pot:

  • If your pot is heated with a small candle, it's meant for chocolate or other dessert fondue recipes. That being said, you could prepare cheese fondue on the stove top, then transfer it to that kind of fondue pot if you only want to keep it warm for a short period of time.
  • Pots made of cast iron, copper and stainless steel can withstand high heat, and are normally used with an alcohol or gel burner. These pots can be used for hot oil and broth fondue.
  • Pots with really large openings are designed for cheese fondue. They are often heavy and are normally made of cast iron to retain heat. They come with an alcohol or gel burner.
  • Pots with splatter guards (often removable) are normally meant for hot oil fondue (to prevent oil splatters).
  • Ceramic pots should only be used with candles to serve dessert fondue.
  • When in doubt, DON'T use your pot for hot oil or hot broth fondue. If your pot's material can't withstand the heat, it could break and spill its content over an open flame and/or your guests.

I didn't mean to scare you with this last one, but fondue is only fun when you have it in a safe environment!

You can view examples of pots and their suitability for various fondue types here.

Monthly Recipe Recommendation

Saint Patrick's Day is just a few days away. If you're having friends over for dinner, you could easily make "Green fondue". The mexican fiesta recipe included in the free ebook (and posted here) goes really well with beer (green or not) and you could add a few drops of green food coloring to your fondue mixture.

If you prefer to make green fondue dessert, you can use this white chocolate fondue recipe and add a few drops of green food coloring to it. Feel free to include 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of Kahlua or other liqueur if you want.

Great dippers for white chocolate fondue include marshmallows, biscotti, pretzels, cherries and strawberries.

Free E-Book

If you had trouble downloading our first ebook (from last month's newsletter), here is a direct link:

I haven't received much feedback about this first ebook, so I haven't started working on the next ebook yet.

If you could spare a couple of minutes, I'd really appreciate getting your feedback on the first ebook.

Food For Thought - Food Quote

"A meal without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye."

- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French philosopher (1755-1826)

That's it for now. Feel free to visit our site and browse through our collection of fondue recipes.

You'll hear back from me around mid-April.

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


Caroline Begin

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