Caquelon

Are you familiar with the fondue? If so, you might know what a caquelon is. This word, that refers to the fondue pot, dates back to the 18th century. It comes from the Swiss German word Kakel, “earthenware casserole”. The caquelon, traditionally made of cast iron, has to be very thick to prevent the melted cheese to burn when placed over a spirit burner at the table. Hungry?

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