'fondue' on Serious Eats

Midnight Snack: Fondue and Its Ilk in the East Village

Chances are high that if you're in any semblance of a relationship (real or imaginary), the days ahead are going to be filled with some combination of hand-holding, adoring stares, and breathless whispers. A guy or gal is bound to get hungry after so much endless romance, and one of the sexiest ways to refuel is fondue—or the Swiss art of shared cheese-dipping—and its many cultural counterparts. With a reputation for late nights and a number of different cuisines represented in the 'hood, the East Village offers a convincing argument for getting cheesy with the apple of your eye. More

Mexican 'Fondue' with Chorizo and Tomatillo Salsa

It didn't take long to convince my wife that we would indeed be eating a bowl of bubbling cheese for dinner. It would be stuffed with crumbled Mexican chorizo, I explained, then spooned into tortillas doused with a vibrant tomatillo salsa. It would be ready in about 15 minutes—as simple as grating some cheese, cooking the chorizo, and mixing them together to bake. Just think of it as a Mexican-style fondue ("fundido"). More

Palace Kitchen in Seattle: The Best Tom Douglas Restaurant?

Smoky lamb sausage appetizer and gateau basque dessert. [Photographs: Erin Zimmer] Palace Kitchen 2030 5th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98121 (b/n Virginia and Lenora Street; map); 206-448-2001 tomdouglas.com/palace-kitchen Tom Douglas has a bakery, pizzeria, seafood restaurant, Greek spot, and two other eateries in Seattle, all within walking distance of each other. Depending on what food mood you're in, you'll find the right one—or if you're just hungry (and in town for a day) you'll feel overwhelmed and confused. Which to pick?! On a recent visit, Carey and I squeezed in both Palace Kitchen for dinner and Dahlia Bakery for breakfast within about ten hours of each other. We were that serious about experiencing the Tom Douglas juggernaut that Ed (and... More

The Cartoon Kitchen: Tomato Fondue

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on tomato fondue. In these days of salmonella-contaminated tomatoes, however, just be sure to make yours with those that are considered safe. —Ed Levine... More

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