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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Fondue Pots

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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Fondue Pots

February 6, 2013

Fondue sets have always seemed a little cheesy to me (forgive the pun). However, a recent array of offerings has me rethinking; after all, when you do find yourself hunkered down around a bubbling fondue pot (ideally high in the Swiss Alps, as I once did), it's a pretty idyllic way to spend a winter evening.

N.B.: We've included a Mark Bittman recipe below (in our humble opinion, one of the better fondue recipes to be had).

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Above: Our favorite is the Mami Fondue Pot with Burner with black ceramic pot by Alessi; $350 from Huzza.

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Above: The Mami Bourguinonne Fondue Set with stainless steel pot with walnut brown handle by Alessi; $314 from Huzza.

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Above: The Le Creuset Fondue Pot is available in Marseille blue, red, or flame from Williams-Sonoma (it comes with six color-tipped wood handled forks).

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Above: The Emile Henry Quart Fondue Set is made from Burgundy clay; $100 from Amazon.

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Above: The Cast Iron Fondue Set in red from Crate & Barrel is $39.95 and comes with eight chrome forks with plastic color-tipped handles

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Above: The Fondue Set in Cast Iron by Staub includes six forks: $157 from Royal Design.

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Above: The cast iron Boska Holland Cheese Pro Fondue Set includes six wood-handled forks; $86.99 from Amazon.

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Above: The Mauvel M'Cook Fondue Pot is made from three layers of heat-responsive aluminum sandwiched between exterior and interior layers of stainless steel for even distribution of heat; $199.95 from Williams-Sonoma.

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Above: A budget option: the Fondue for Two with ceramic pot; $20 from Uncommon Goods.

Mark Bittman's fondue recipe, from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian ($19.48 from Amazon).

• 2 cups dry white wine
• 1 large clove garlic, crushed (optional)
• 2 T cornstarch; mixed with water to make a slurry
• 1 lb Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups)
• 1 lb Emmenthal cheese, grated (4 cups)

Combine wine and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a slow bubble.
Gradually stir in cheese until melted and creamy; do not let boil. Whisk slurry in and cook until thickened. If fondue is too thick, add a little more wine.

Have a better fondue recipe (or a favorite pot)? We would love to know.

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