Dear Barbara: I am planning a romantic dinner for my boyfriend and me for Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be fun (and romantic) to have a chocolate fondue for dessert. I have a recipe, but after that I am lost. Do you have any tips for fondue? I don’t even know what to dip. All I can think of is strawberries, but I would like to have a nice variety. Thanks. — Taylor from Thornton
Dear Taylor: What a nice romantic surprise you have in mind for your boyfriend! I do have a few tips for you. When doing a chocolate fondue — or any fondue — you should prepare it in a double boiler on the stove first, and then pour it into the fondue pot. If you are doing a chocolate fondue for dessert, be sure the cocoa solid content is more than 50 percent; that information is usually printed on the outer wrapper. The best quality chocolate makes the best fondue.