France is the land of cheese, and fondue is a common meal, especially in the colder regions of France like the Alps. Our host in Paris, Karine, found a vegan cheese recipe for fondue and wanted to try it out.
When we originally filmed the recipe, the footage was lost! But this week I found the video in another folder, so am bringing it to you a year and a half later.
I like this recipe because it doesn't rely entirely on nuts, as so many vegan cheese sauce recipes do. And it can very easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free rolled oats (or replace the oats with rolled millet, quinoa or rice).
Today we went to a big market and found an organic produce stand. We found a lot of nice fruits and vegetables, and planned to make a meal that involved a mountain of vegetables.
We prepared all of the vegetables in the afternoon, then went to a comedy show called 'How to be Parisian in 1 hour'. I learned the noises Parisians make. Some of you may recognize the 'pff' at the beginning of this video.
We spent the rest of the evening chatting over the fondue. If you drop your vegetable in the fondue, the rest of the table can ask you any question they want. This opened up some very interesting conversations.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Time from start to eating: 40 minutes
Makes a large pot of fondue, enough for 4 people.