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Fondue (post #33535)

Hi All!


I am new to this and looking for help with a Fondue recipe! 


My husband and I host a Holiday fondue party every year.  We decided to try the Festive Fondue recipe in the December issue.  Although we liked the caraway seeds, we are affraid our guests will not.  Do you think it will taste fine without?


Edited 12/7/2006 7:48 pm ET by opus1

msm-s's picture

(post #33535, reply #1 of 63)

infuse a liquid with the flavor then discard the seeds themselves, or serve them on the side for those who want them. it's a traditional part of the whole flavor i think, but not a sin to leave them out. the most important thing is that you want your guests to enjoy the fondue. i bet if your guests never saw the seeds themselves there'd be no problem, as that flavor blends so well with the other ingredients.
i did not see the recipe you are using, but remember well how popular fondue was at "grown up" parties when i was a kid in the 60's. mention fondue and i can still smell the caraway, cheese, kirsch and mother's perfume.


Edited 12/8/2006 9:28 am ET by msm-s

opus1's picture

(post #33535, reply #2 of 63)

thank you for your help!  i will try your suggestion.  if you are interested, the recipe was on the back cover of issue #82.  it was delicious.

TracyK's picture

(post #33535, reply #3 of 63)

FWIW, I've eaten fondue a couple dozen times and never had caraway seeds... I hate them, so I'd definitely notice!

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MadMom's picture

(post #33535, reply #4 of 63)

Wow!  I thought I was the only person in the world who hated those things.  Cannot eat rye bread with them in it.  Only thing I've ever had in which I liked them was a cabbage and sausage dish.  When I made it at home, I left them out, and could definitely tell they were missing. 



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jaq's picture

(post #33535, reply #6 of 63)

I am also anti- caraway. Why do so many recipes with sauerkraut(which I love!) include caraway?

msm-s's picture

(post #33535, reply #7 of 63)

'cause most people think that cabbage tastes like &!@$

2 negatives making a positive?


Edited 12/8/2006 10:52 am ET by msm-s

Gretchen's picture

(post #33535, reply #5 of 63)

OH, thank you!! A sure fire way to ruin the taste of wonderful cheese!! Ick.

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Chef Jen Jen's picture

(post #33535, reply #11 of 63)

I agree.  I love cheese and I would cry my eyes out if a perfectly good fondue was defiled with caraway seeds.


I have traveled through Switzerland and eaten a heck of a lot of excellent cheese fondue in my life and not once have I had it served with caraway seeds.


Leave them out!!

peabee's picture

(post #33535, reply #12 of 63)

You see there is my problem....I love everything, with or without caraway seeds. I have to admit though, I have had many Swiss fondue's (Swiss Husband) and have never had any caraway seeds in them...but then we tend to have eaten mostly "Old School". Maybe it is a new "thing". At any rate I would eat it. I make a sauerkraut and sausage recipe from my DMIL that I have to use caraway seeds in it, my DH  would think it sacrilege if I did not!!!!

msm-s's picture

(post #33535, reply #13 of 63)

this is really interesting. i wonder where the caraway seeds came from in the first place if all you good cooks and authentic swiss types never heard of it? my parents definitely did add them. i thought it was yucky then but it probably has someting to do with why i actually like caraway now.
sounds like a question for the editor of FC...

marie-louise's picture

(post #33535, reply #14 of 63)

I Googled "fondue caraway" & came w/ all sorts of things. The first link is for a place called Fondue Fred's on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley. Caraway fondue is one of the choices, along w/ many other vintage selections. The only thing that has changed about this menu since the 70's is the prices! (No pet hair, but close, LOL.)

http://www.fonduefred.com/menu.php


Edited 12/8/2006 7:47 pm by marie-louise

Gretchen's picture

(post #33535, reply #15 of 63)

Caraway in sauerkraut is 'way different from caraway in Swiss fondue!! 

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peabee's picture

(post #33535, reply #16 of 63)

Yes, I know, but the point I was trying to make was that I love caraway seeds, not so much that sauerkraut with sausage and fondue are the same. Though I cannot imagine using Gouda cheese for a fondue I do like Gouda cheese with caraway seeds. I do not think I would ever make a fondue with caraway seeds....but if I had one made for me I would definitely would be willing to try it.....and I would probably like it.


I am beginning to feel a little lonely on my side of the room as a caraway seed lover. Are there no other CS lovers out there????  :)

drussell's picture

(post #33535, reply #17 of 63)

Another caraway seed lover here. I always look for caraway seeds in rye bread and get put out if all I can find is the seedless type when I buy a loaf. I have to admit though that there were no caraway seeds in the fondue I've had. I, like you, would give it a try.

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JaneRose's picture

(post #33535, reply #19 of 63)

Yes, especially in good rye bread.

Gretchen's picture

(post #33535, reply #20 of 63)

WHERE it belongs!!! ;o) VERY few other places.

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peabee's picture

(post #33535, reply #21 of 63)

Come on, a good Gouda cheese with caraway seeds if very good....so say we caraway seed lover's :)

Heather's picture

(post #33535, reply #22 of 63)

I was shocked to read the first post and hear that someone would actually ruin a delicious fondue with caraway seeds! I was so relieved to read on and find that I'm not the only one who had never heard about, seen or done that.
Put me foursquare in the NO ON CARAWAY SEEDS camp!

JaneRose's picture

(post #33535, reply #23 of 63)

Yes, I agree. However, once in a fit of "creativity" I plunked some into a sour cream dressed cucumber salad last summer. My neighbor - eastern European - LOVED it. It was nice and they added a subtle taste to the dressing. Also, aren't there some slaws that include them? And, aren't they part of the topping on an "everything" bagel?
Oops, not to say ya gotta like 'em!


Edited 12/9/2006 11:19 am ET by JaneRose

schnitzel's picture

(post #33535, reply #24 of 63)

I am beginning to feel a little lonely on my side of the room as a caraway seed lover. Are there no other CS lovers out there????  :)


I like caraway seeds in...
Rye bread
Irish soda bread
Braised cabbage
Roast potatoes (kümmelkartoffeln)
German roast pork (schweinebraten)
Hungarian Goulash
Akvavit

Fondue never occured to me.


pamilyn's picture

(post #33535, reply #25 of 63)

I like them. Actually I was really surprised so many here don't like them. Pamilyn

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MEANCHEF's picture

(post #33535, reply #26 of 63)

I love caraway seeds

meowow's picture

(post #33535, reply #27 of 63)

Count me in the "despise caraway seeds" camp.

Adele's picture

(post #33535, reply #28 of 63)

I'm beginning to wonder if caraway seeds are like fennel seeds, some love them, some can't stand them.  Cilantro's another like that.


 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #33535, reply #29 of 63)

Fennel is better than caraway.!!

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Heather's picture

(post #33535, reply #30 of 63)

Almost anything is better than caraway.

meowow's picture

(post #33535, reply #33 of 63)

So true.

Gretchen's picture

(post #33535, reply #34 of 63)

This site DOES bring us out of the woodwork, doesn't it!!

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meowow's picture

(post #33535, reply #35 of 63)

Indeed! I hate rye bread, too. It just ruins any sandwich for me :)