Vegan Fondue Hacking - 4/24/12 @ 7pm
Do you do fondue? Whether or not traditional fondue’s for you, you’re in for a dippin’ good time if you participate in April’s Vegan Hacker!
Traditional fondue is typically far from vegan, but Vegan Hacker wants to change that on the evening of April 24th! We hope to see a whole range of fondues, from sweet, to savory, to somewhere in-between. From expected, to surprising, to disarmingly postmodern! From works of premeditated culinary artistry— to flat out experiments (though hopefully tasty experiments!). Here is just one idea…
This month’s hack will be formatted slightly differently than last month’s. In effort to both foster interactions between participants— and ensure that everyone gets to taste a wide variety of fondues, we want to do this “buffet style.”
So how will it work?
1. Each party will bring the ingredients that they need to make their fondue, a fondue pot/double boiler (*more on this later), and their item to be dipped (e.g. bread, chips, fruit, etc.). Plan to make enough to share!
2. Each party will make their fondue, and prepare their item to be dipped.
3. At a set time, each party briefly will publically reveal their fondue.
4. Fondue exploration will ensue. Everyone will go fondue-to-fondue to taste the various culinary delights and surprises.
*As mentioned above, participants will need some kind of a fondue pot. You can get these for around $15 on Amazon, or for about $7 at the Fillmore street Goodwill (as of a few days ago, there were like 5 of them there for that price). If you don’t see yourself buying a fondue pot, you can improvise a double boiler by putting a small sauce pan into a slightly bigger sauce pan, and then putting some water into the space between them, and then heating them on the stove (as a caveat, the stove at Noisebridge is an induction stove, meaning that you can only use a cast iron or stainless steel outer saucepan- the stove won’t heat other materials. Also, the stove can be a bit finicky, so one or more of the “burners” may be out of commission at the time). Another option is using something like a Mongolian firepot (though avoiding the use of hot coals indoors at Noisebridge is probably a good idea).
Want to participate?
1. Shoot us an RSVP via email with what kind of fondue you plan to make, and around how many people will be in your party. We’ll post what people are bringing on our Twitter as the RSVPs come in, so that you can get inspired. Space at Noisebridge is fairly limited, so you’ll want to RSVP early!
2. As a friendly reminder, “vegan” means that no animal products were used in the creation of the food. This includes meat, dairy products, honey, eggs, and more. If you’re new to this whole “vegan thing” and you’re not sure if something that you want to bring is vegan, shoot us an email (veganhackersf at gmail dot com) and we’ll let you know!
3. So what/where is this Noisebridge place? Noisebridge is a super-awesome 5,200 square-foot space (483m2) that contains an electronics lab, machine shop, sewing/crafting supplies, two classrooms, conference area, library, darkroom, and kitchen. Everyone is welcome to use the many resources. They’re a nonprofit, and we’re SO thankful that they host Vegan Hacker (for free!) on the last Tuesday of each month! If you can, please bring a little cash to feed into one of their many donation bins! Noisebridge is located at 2169 Mission Street in SF, about a block from the 16th & Mission BART.
And again, please Email us if you have any questions!
We’ll see you there!