HEALTHY WEIGHT CHART AND CHEESE FONDUE
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Cheese fondue is a recipe that originated in France and Switzerland. It involves a large pot of melted cheese suspended over a small burner, to be shared by all who are dining together. Traditionally, the cheese is eaten by dipping a small piece of bread into the pot on the end of a long fork.
A popular variation on the fondue recipe is Chocolate Fondue. This recipe involves fresh fruits like whole strawberries or sliced bananas, dipped in melted chocolate.
The following recipe appeared in a 1966 issue of Gourmet Magazine:
1 garlic clove, halved crosswise
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons kirsch (a colorless cherry brandy)
2 cups Swiss cheese, coarsely grated
2 cups Gruyère cheese, coarsely grated
French bread, cut into cubes
Rub the inside of a 4-quart heavy pot with garlic, then
Add wine to pot and bring just to a simmer over moderate heat.
Stir together cornstarch and kirsch in a cup.
Gradually add cheese to the pot and cook, stirring constantly in
a zigzag pattern (not a circular motion) to prevent cheese from
balling up, until cheese is just melted and creamy (do not let it
Stir cornstarch mixture again, then stir into the melted cheese.
Bring fondue to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, 5 to 8 minutes.
Transfer to fondue pot set over a flame and serve with bread cubes and long forks for dipping.
You can also try this recipe using all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
For people of normal metabolism, most foods are pefrectly healthy when eaten in moderate amounts. So although this recipe is relatively high in calories, don't be afraid to try some.
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