If you’ve ever visited Europe in the winter, you may have had a taste of fondue: a pot of melted cheese, perfect for dipping bread and other foods. The word fondue comes from the French verb for melt, fondre, which is a fitting name for the dish.
A melting pot of flavors and aromas, fondue has only a few basic __1__: cheese, white wine, and bread. Others may include corn starch to thicken the melted cheese and __2__ seasonings such as garlic, nutmeg, or mustard. A pot is prepared over a small flame and moderately heated. A generous amount of cheese is slowly __3__ the pot along with some wine. Skewers like those used in barbecuing are used to spear cubes of thick bread. These small __4__ of bread are then dipped into the melted cheese, swirled around a bit, and then eaten. Even someone who never drinks alcohol can enjoy fondue because the alcohol boils away during the cooking __5__. In the cold Alpine winters in Switzerland, where fondue has existed for over a century, the meal has become its national dish.
Cookbooks describing how to prepare a fondue hot pot __6__ in the 18th century. The custom then __7__ in Switzerland’s neighbors, France, Germany, and Belgium. Though the United States is known as a food kingdom, fondue did not gain __8__ there until after the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Fondue immediately became a hit with people at the event, and by the end of the 1970s, fondue had __9__ itself on the menus of many restaurants.
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In the past few decades, people have been experimenting with the __10__ fondue, which has produced some seemingly odd—but still delicious—results. A meat-based fondue, as well as a chocolate fondue, has since been created. Whether based on cheese or other tasty foods, fondue is one of the best heart-warming meals to enjoy during freezing winter.
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Word in Use
1. melted a. 融化的、溶解的
The recipe says to stir the sugar into the melted butter.
2. dip vt. 蘸、浸泡
Before putting the cake into the fridge, it should be dipped into chocolate first.
3. fitting a. 合適的
Mini skirts are fitting for long-legged girls.
4. thicken vt. 使濃稠、使濃郁
By adding more spices to the sauce, it could be thickened.
5. moderately adv. 適度地、溫和地
Salt should be eaten moderately every day.
1. along with... 連同／以及…
The woman escaped from the burning building along with her two children.
2. boil away 蒸發
Liquids boil away when heated intensely.
3. experiment with... 用…作試驗
This time, I’ll experiment with a different chemical.
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A: Hey, you’re watching “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” Me too! B: Of course, it’s the biggest K-drama of the year and a global phenomenon. A: The lead actress Park Eun-bin plays a lawyer with autism. She plays the part so well that many viewers mistakenly believed the actress really is autistic. B: Then there’s lead actor Kang Tae-oh who plays the attorney’s handsome assistant. He’s totally my type! A: 原來你也在看《非常律師禹英禑》，我也是。 B: 當然啦，這可是今年全球最紅的韓劇呢。 A: 女主角朴恩斌飾演自閉症律師，演技好到讓觀眾以為她真的有自閉症。 B: 飾演她同事的男主角姜泰伍也好帥唷，完全是我的菜！ （Translated by Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩）
對話 Dialogues 大為：那麼，台灣下不下雪呢？ 美英：只有很高的山上，才下雪。 大為：那夏天的天氣怎麼樣？ 美英：夏天總是又悶又熱，尤其是台北。 Dawei: Well, does it snow in Taiwan? Meiying: Snow only falls in the mountains. Dawei: So, how is the weather in summer? Meiying: It is always humid and hot in summer, especially in Taipei. 詞彙與短語 Vocabulary & Phrase 那麼 (nàme) well then, so 下雪 (xiàxǔe) to snow 尤其是 (yóuqíshì) particularly, especially 教材音檔 Audio Files 本文內容及音檔來源: 華語簡易通 For more audio files, visit the center’s Web site at: http://mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/book/book-show-6.html 國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心提供 Provided by NTNU Mandarin Training Center: http://www.mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/ COPYRIGHT © 2022 國立臺灣師範大學國語教學中心 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED