Fondue Vs. Fonduta: What Is The Difference?

April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day. Fondue, a melted cheese dish (photo #1), originated in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. (Don’t confuse Neuchâtel with Neufchâtel, a soft cheese made in Neufchâtel-en-Bray, a commune* in the French region of Normandy.) Fondue, which derives from the French verb “fondre”, meaning to melt, is an 18th-century dish…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Custard

Parmesan quiche with arugula salad: as a light lunch or a first course for dinner. Photo courtesy The Secret Menu. Here’s the recipe.   Custard is one of our favorite dishes: a symphony of cream, eggs and flavorings. Most people consider custard to be sweet—a dessert that ranges from good old American chocolate pudding to…
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RECIPE: Savory Cheesecake

[1] Nacho cheesecake (photo courtesy TasteOfHome.com). [2] A no-bake savory basil cheesecake (photos courtesy Eat Wisconsin Cheese).   What’s a savory cheesecake? Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s an unsweetened cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. A savory cheesecake: Can be a spread for party bread and…
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