How Do Fondue...

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How Do Fondue...

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:25 pm

Does fondue "work" out there? dusty cheese? Sterno going out?
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:48 pm

We can build cities, temples, double decker bus pirate ships.. but you're worried about fondue "working"?


It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby lemur » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:51 pm

it works.

unless you burn it.



signed: someone who suggested "just throw in tons of salt" after the cheese was burned.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby BirthChazz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:34 pm

junglesmacks wrote:We can build cities, temples, double decker bus pirate ships.. but you're worried about fondue "working"?


It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.



I have had bad mexican food, but it was in Germany :wink:

Fondue? yum!

I have made both the sealed, toss in a pot kind, and from scratch while camping, but not in dusty conditions. The ready to go kind would be easy- it needs to be kept cool, but not refrigerated, so might be good to break out towards the end of the time. It tastes fresh, even when it isn't, and can resurrect dry slightly stale bread. A lot of modern fondue pots have a metal edge thingy to hold up the forks which provides cover for the bubbly cheese.

I have had campfire kinds made with beer and cream of celery soup- not as good as the real thing.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 pm

I always think the hot oil fondue, when I think of it........
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby moonrise » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:19 am

Chocolate fondue...mmmm... Maybe there's some way to do solar heated chocolate fondue (for the greenies).
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Eric » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:30 am

junglesmacks wrote:It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.


As someone who (A) grew up in the southwest, and (B) has been married to a Mexican for 25 years, I can assure you there is indeed "such a thing" as bad Mexican food. Just like there is such a thing as bad pizza, a bad cheeseburgers, bad grilled cheese sandwiches...

Just because you can melt some sort of cheese doesn't mean the food created isn't bad, it just means you're able to melt something.

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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Sham » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:03 am

If you're looking for a brand new unused fondue set, go to the yard sale of someone married during the 50's or 60's. As a bonus, you can usually find the wedding card in the box--"Congratulations Malcolm and Edna".
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Stickygreen » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:14 am

junglesmacks wrote:It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.


I to encountered "bad" mexican food, but like BirthChazz I was asking for it, cause I ordered mexican in Bali last winter.... bad idea...

first thing that should have tipped me off was the waiter had to take my order 3 times, but it was a simple Quesidilla.... then when it came it was rolled up, like some sort of taco hybrid. tasted like a cats ass, not that's i've ever tasted a cat's ass, but if i did, I'm sure this taco concoction would have been fairly similar.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby moonrise » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:36 am

I googled "dwindling cat population in Bali" The results were %$##@#&*&^!!!!! :shock: Oh maaaaan, sticky.... :mrgreen: try dat!
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:57 am

Eric wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.


As someone who (A) grew up in the southwest, and (B) has been married to a Mexican for 25 years, I can assure you there is indeed "such a thing" as bad Mexican food. Just like there is such a thing as bad pizza, a bad cheeseburgers, bad grilled cheese


I swear to you that although I'm sure it's possible, I've never had a truly bad of any one of those items. I'm sure it's possible.. but..

..annnnd now in craving grilled cheese at 6:57am.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby BirthChazz » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 am

junglesmacks wrote:
Eric wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.


As someone who (A) grew up in the southwest, and (B) has been married to a Mexican for 25 years, I can assure you there is indeed "such a thing" as bad Mexican food. Just like there is such a thing as bad pizza, a bad cheeseburgers, bad grilled cheese


I swear to you that although I'm sure it's possible, I've never had a truly bad of any one of those items. I'm sure it's possible.. but..

..annnnd now in craving grilled cheese at 6:57am.



I have been craving grilled cheese since I went non-dairy two years ago. It ALWAYS sounds good. I dreamt of dusty fondue....and bad mexican :D
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby trilobyte » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:31 am

I love the stuff, but have never done fondue on the playa. Sounds like a decadent treat, but is also seems like a big mess/cleanup potential (like it is back in defaultia).
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:54 am

Chocolate fondue might be a better idea - the sun will easily melt chocolate and any residue / scraps will not decay and stink up the place.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:00 am

BirthChazz wrote:I have been craving ...


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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:30 am

BirthChazz wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:We can build cities, temples, double decker bus pirate ships.. but you're worried about fondue "working"?


It's virtually impossible to screw up melted cheese. Hence: there is no such thing as bad Mexican food.



I have had bad mexican food, but it was in Germany

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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:31 am

Shambala wrote:If you're looking for a brand new unused fondue set, go to the yard sale of someone married during the 50's or 60's. As a bonus, you can usually find the wedding card in the box--"Congratulations Malcolm and Edna".
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Wrath » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:31 pm

moonrise wrote:some way to do solar heated chocolate fondue

This sent my brain bubbling. Build the fountain to operate when the sun reaches a certain point in the sky.

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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Suggest looking at Teflon or otherwise wipeable to clean F-pots. Wipes can be burned. Soft breads can get he last bit out. Breads mold on playa unless specifically cared for as you know.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby moonrise » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Fountain,,,,,, now you're talking! Surrounded with a vast collection of dippable delicacies.

What to dip in a playa proven, liqueur ladden, chocolate fondue pot? Pretzels? Grapes? Apple? Pears? Bacon?
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Elorrum » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:18 pm

Raclette... fondue without the pot. You heat the cheese and scrape off the melted part.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:25 pm

:lol: :lol: So we could use FoxFur's flame thrower to melt the cheese and then scrape
off the melted part onto our crackers or bread.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby Sail Man » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:24 pm

TinkerMom wrote::lol: :lol: So we could use FoxFur's flame thrower to melt the cheese and then scrape
off the melted part onto our crackers or bread.



Only problem is, when Fox get's his finger on the trigger, he goes all Spaceman Spiff on us, and your liable to end up with a burnt up blob of goo resembling a small asteroid. :lol:
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:30 pm

Well, then we put it in a catapult and fling cheese!!!!!!!!
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby *Kat* » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:05 pm

BirthChazz wrote:I have had bad mexican food, but it was in Germany :wink:



Oh my! Mexican food in GERMANY? You were kind of asking for it there... ;)
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby forty_eight » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:25 pm

It's a fondueocracy.
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby BirthChazz » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:30 pm

*Kat* wrote:
BirthChazz wrote:I have had bad mexican food, but it was in Germany :wink:



Oh my! Mexican food in GERMANY? You were kind of asking for it there... ;)



Sadly, probably smarter than buying sushi in the Frankfurt main train station at 9pm at night. But this is what happens when you tell your small child- "ok we have 10 Euros left- you can have anything you want to eat, but it has to cost less than 10 Euros." We had been in Europe for 2 weeks, he chose what reminded him of home....
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Re: How Do Fondue...

Postby AntiM » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:12 am

Try Japan for bad Mexican meals. Yikes.
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