15 minute posts,  Family Matters

A New Tradition is Born!

Fondue night! When your bread falls off your fork you get a kiss! Dessert!

Fondue Night! I’ve seen photos all over the internet about fondue and I was curious. I had visions of glam hippie models from the seventies sitting on the floor dipping skewers into cheese pots, their long silky hair dripping over their shoulders through rays of filtered sunlight shining between the boston ferns hung in chunky macramé plant hangers…all with that sepia tint of old film of course! I have such a good memory of the 70s! They are so clear! I was uh…eight. Heh. Anyway it was a romantic day dream.

But guess what? Fondue is totally fun! Caloric but worth it. Dipping things in a communal pot? Who knew?!! It’s like a game and you have to have patience! Don’t mix up your sticks! We had a blast.

You need to see that one funny one of my grandma closer don’t you?


Caught! Forever on instagram! I love my Grandma. She’s so funny. She knows how to enjoy herself. Now I just hope that chocolate didn’t make her too sick to show up for Thanksgiving dinner today!


  • Sonja

    Fondue is one of those traditional Christmas meals in my family. I used to only love cheese fondue, but meat fondue is actually really, really delicious, too.
    Chocolate blows the rest out of the water, of course. :)

  • Auntie Keren

    The 1970’s Oakland Y.P’s used to go to that little hole-in-the-wall place underground in Ghiradelli Square called The Wine Cellar where they would serve beef fondue which you cooked in oil…the Melting Pot introduced me to a healthier, safer alternative; broth. We used bullion. We didn’t have any annoying things like vegetables, but we did penalize (with kisses) for dropping things off your fork!

  • TexasLea

    Fun fondue pics! Although, after reading your very vivid description I could only seem to see your pics in sepia and your tablecloth totally helped make your fondue party be taking place in 1974 in my mind. Now I crave fondue, not turkey. Hmm…

    I hope your family enjoys a very Happy Thanksgiving. :)

  • Yara

    I have a chocolate fountain, which is sort of fondue-esque.
    I want to try cheese fondue. I don’t know what meat fondue is… but I’d try it.

  • anj

    yum, chocolate fondue! Brings back memories pre-babies, when my hubs and I went to the Melting Pot that one time. Geez, seems like a zillion years ago. I wish my 6yo son liked cheese, but he’s anti-cheese these days. He’d most definitely go for the chocolate though. (Your hair looks really pretty in these pics. I’m trying to let my short ‘do grow out, and I can’t wait until it’s shoulder length like this.)