Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve Fondue

Those of you who know me know that I have a Christmas Eve tradition of making une fondue savoyarde, a cheese fondue, to celebrate the day. It's been going on now since sometime in the 1990s when we lived in San Francisco.

Our old stainless fondue put, bubbling hot.

We often use three cheeses. This year it was a cantal, a comté, and an emmental. There's also garlic, white wine, and kirsch mixed with a little cornstarch. And nutmeg.

Ken dips a cube of bread into the melted goodness.

We cut up cubes of french bread and an apple to dip into the melted cheese. What fun, and it's delicious. We love to share this dish, so if you're ever in the Loire Valley on Christmas Eve, look us up!

And today we're roasting a goose. Happy Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas, Walt and Ken!

    We have a similar Christmas Eve tradition--Quaker Meeting followed by Fritz's cheddar cheese soup made with a bottle of ale or stout. Just the thing for coming home on a cold December night.

  2. Joyeux Noël.
    You guys know how to live. We had paté, tiramisu and champagne.

  3. Merry Christmas Walt
    un rosé to you ...............

  4. Merry Fondue to you two! Martha Stewart is just about to make a Bûche de Noël, so I'm off to watch!


  5. I had a christmas eve fondle too ;-)

  6. will, thanks! Hope you enjoyed yours!

    starman, we try. Happy holidays in Paris!

    beaver, merci!

    judy, good ol' Martha!

    sean, racy, racy.


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