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How to Throw a Fondue Party

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Fondue parties are a bygone art form. Hitting its a peak in the 60’s, they went out of style with conversation pits and shag carpets. Yet fondue has enjoyed a comeback in recent years, and for good reason: it’s a fast and easy way to entertain friends and family in the most delicious way possible. 

In case you were ever thinking that I was cool or hip or edgy — that on the weekends I spend my free time throwing shabu shabu parties like the folks at Tasting Table or, like, butchering whole animals — I’m going to go ahead and tell you to throw a fondue party.

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.