Definition of fondue in English:

fondue

noun

  • A dish in which small pieces of food are dipped into a hot sauce or a hot cooking medium such as oil or broth.

    • ‘Pour fondue into the béchamel soup (still warming over the boiling water).’
    • ‘In addition to some 60 cheeses, which are assembled for service each night, there are twelve different cheese fondues to share at the table.’
    • ‘Spoon a portion of the fondue on top of the asparagus and garnish with the basil leaves.’
    • ‘The head can be sliced into bite-sized pieces for fondue or shish kebab.’
    • ‘More precisely, dip into the warm cheese fondue at Watergate Bay's Beach Hut in Cornwall after a morning's surfing.’
    • ‘The fish fondue is typical of the innovative cuisine on offer here from Cornish chef Nick Hodges.’
    • ‘It can also be used in various recipes like nachos, fajitas, quesadillas and fondues.’
    • ‘For the tomato fondue, in a medium saucepan, heat the oil over low heat.’
    • ‘But it would make a good-sized fondue - a melted cheese pot with bread dipped in.’
    • ‘The fruit fondue is definitely worth trying with a special someone.’
    • ‘The menu is large, with 100 items in addition to breakfasts and some fondues and a Swiss Raclette.’
    • ‘Then there is a wide variety of bread and melted cheese dishes, one of which is the fondue.’
    • ‘The second course is often a meat fondue, which is pretty different.’
    • ‘Our meat fondue came with our choice of side dish, Caesar salad, rice pilaf and a baguette.’
    • ‘Like cassoulet or fondue, this French dish has its many regional definitions.’
    • ‘Cheese fondue is also fabulous with purple grapes and cut-up chunks of green apple.’
    • ‘Since most people love gooey molten cheese and because dipping and dunking is both convivial and fun, a cheese fondue is ideal.’
    • ‘The cheese fondue was seriously boozy and came with lots of chopped up bread for dipping.’
    • ‘The pork fondue was chosen in an attempt to broaden the gastronomic horizons of a 75-year-old woman from Popovo.’
    • ‘It was served, as was every dish save the fondue, with sides of red cabbage and rösti, that most delicious of Swiss dishes.’

Origin

French, feminine past participle of fondre to melt.

Pronunciation

fondue

/ˈfɒnd(j)uː/