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Dec 30, 2009 10:49 AM

ISO "The Swiss Cookbook" by Nika Stand Hazelton - [Cheese] Fondue Recipe

I bought this used book recently, and the fondue I made from it was the best I've ever made. I'm now at my mother's, and want to make fondue for New Year's Eve. I'll use another recipe that I have if need be, but if anyone has this book, and time, I'd sure appreciate a quick paraphrase.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!

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  1. Was this her chocolate fondue?

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    1. re: todao

      Ah no, the cheese fondue - whatever the "classic" recipe was. Thanks for clarifying! I asked my husband (who is in the Dom. Rep.) if he remembered why it was so good, and he wrote "mucho vino". And that is true, and I even used less than the quantity called for.

      1. re: MMRuth

        I'm away visiting family as well, but returning home late tonight. If someone hasn't already done so by then, I'll post the recipe. Never tried it myself, I will have to do so, as a proper cheese fondue is one of my favorites.

    2. Okay, I have no idea about your recipe, but in a google search, I found this charming story about the history of chocolate fondue (apparently invented in NYC at a restaurant called Chalet Suisse and documented by Nika Standen Hazelton). He also has a cheese fondue recipe from the restaurant, that sounds pretty good and has mucho vino in it.

      I hope you find your recipe. Happy New Year!

      EDIT: here's a better link to the cheese fondue recipe itself


      1. Here's the recipe for Classic Fondue (Fondue Neuchateloise):

        1. Oh I can never resist a good Google challenge....

          posted by Nicole Vecchi

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          1. re: Chris VR

            I'll post back after I make it again tonight, but I believe I only used one cup of wine, maybe 12 oz.

          2. Wow - thanks to everyone! Have to confess, it didn't occur to me to google it, since the book is from the 1960s. Great timing too, as Mom decided she wanted fondue tonight, not tomorrow night!

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            1. re: MMRuth

              "EuroCuisineLady" here -- I'm glad other folks were able to help you find the recipe in time to be of use to you. Hazelton is a super writer and was one of the few to get the basic Swiss recipes right. -- DD