The '70s have been called the decade that taste forgot. And even if you own a lava lamp, you have to admit there's some truth to the charge.
But there was one '70s fad that was all about good taste: fondue. And like many other hallmarks of the decade, it's back in style.
Thus, culinary catalogues offer all kinds of fondue pots. Some, like a copper version imported from France, selling for as much $300.
Furthermore, the Melting Pot, a chain of fondue restaurants, has grown to over 50 branches.