When was the last time you dunked bread cubes into a simmering soup of liquid cheese? Fondue went out of fashion in the 1980s, but only after it had been in fashion so long that it became trite. Only in the last few years have food magazines unearthed their old fondue features. Dig your fondue pot out of the closet, or pull it off that high shelf, and whip together a batch for you and your friends to enjoy.

Photo by Melissa Schneider