Fondues From Around the World
Fish, cheese, and meat fondue recipes, nearly 200 in all, are showcased inside the Fondues From Around the World cookbook by Eva and Ulrich Klever.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 138 pages.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Author: Eva Klever and Ulrich Klever
Description: The word fondue conjures up images of cozy winter evenings, a few close friends snuggled around the table in happy camaraderie, and, of course, those tantalizing tidbits dipped in a pot of molten cheese. Anyway, that's the traditional image of a fondue.
Today's fondue (the word is French for "melted") can encompass anything from beef dunked in boiling spiced wine to apple slices submerged in chocolate. What hasn't changed is that the fondue is still the most convivial of dishes, the perfect centerpiece for intimate get-togethers.
Fondues from Around the World is the ultimate collection of recipes for delectable dipping, with nearly 200 of the world's finest examples: the cheese fondues and raclettes of Switzerland (both traditional versions and exciting variations); hearty French-style fondues bourguignonne with various meats dipped in oil; tunkis, a Black Forest peasant fondue; plus colorful examples from Italy, Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, the U.S.A., and even the Middle East.
Of special interest is the exciting selection of "fondues" from the Orient: broth dips from Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore; authentic Chinese and Mongolian hot pots; and famous Japanese specialties like tempura and sukiyaki. (Weight-watchers will be glad to learn that these intriguing Eastern dishes are light in calories.)
The book culminates with a spectacular assortment of dessert fondues -- including a heavenly dip made from Toblerone chocolate and cognac. No fondue lover could ask for more.
But there is more: you'll find helpful tips on techniques and equipment, notes on ingredients (including the various cheeses), and a special section on sauces, dips, and condiments. Luscious full-page color photos display a stunning variety of fondues in all their festive settings.
Condition: Good condition.