hails from Switzerland and France --
and it requires little preparation.
A fondue party is easy to pull off. Start by dusting off the fondue pot (who cares if it's the '70s-looking avocado-green thing you found in your mother's attic). Then, just prep a few ingredients and let your guests do the rest. Any of these recipes would go well with a crisp green salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. If you like, you can serve the salad European-style -- after the entree, to help cleanse the palate before dessert. If you need appetizers, try a simple spread of smoked salmon, capers, lemon slices, fresh dill, and crackers. Or simply put out a French-style pate, tart cornichons, and baguette slices. For dessert, wash out the pot, fill it with our Mocha Fondue, and continue the cook-your-own fun.