It's another cold day and the ground is covered with the snow from last night's dusting. It makes me think of having a Swiss fondue and warming up surrounded by good friends or family and this communal meal.
One of my favorite family traditions is to have a Swiss fondue. On a cold and dreary winter day, there's nothing better than warming up with the distinct smell of the fondue, filled with many cheeses, kirschvasser, wine, & garlic. It's now one that we share with friends, too, though we haven't in a while.
My grandpa, Walter Otto Krumich, came over to the United States from Switzerland when he was seven years old. We have the old, family, swiss recipe and we usually have an evening devoted to it during our winter visit to Pennsylvania.
|A typical fondue plate in the Krumich family.|
The only rule is that when you drop a piece of bread in the pot, you have to kiss one of the people next to you. This means you have to be very careful who sits next to you. Or, it could be an interesting night! The following pictures are from the winter of 2009.
I think it's time to have a fondue.
The weekend's coming... it's time for a little warmth and comfort food.