Word of the Day: Caquelon

Mar 14, 2012 12:31 pm

Building up your kitchen vocab arsenal

It's all fun and games until someone double-dips (don’t be that person). Born and raised in the Alps, fondue, hot and bubbly in a caquelon, will most certainly fulfill your dipping desires.

A caquelon is a specially designed pot used for heating and serving fondue. The pot's thick walls distribute heat slowly and evenly to keep your cheese from creating hot, potentially burnable spots on the bottom of the pot. Made from cast iron and sturdy enough that you definitely won't need all three sets you got for your wedding, the heavy pot’s outer enameled design has also traditionally served as a focal point for everyone at your gathering. Nope, it couldn't possibly be the hot booze-spiked cheese inside. It's definitely the delightful floral pattern.

Use today’s Word of the Day: Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe 

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