A definitive 70s icon – Basically a small pot on top of a burner into which either scorching hot oil or gooey, melted chocolate would be placed. Various foodstuffs would then be dipped into the hot liquid with the aid of long forks.
In its correct guise as a dinner party piece to rank alongside such objet d’art as the Hostess Trolley, it saw years of faithful service at soirées throughout the seventies.
Usually alongside culinary stalwarts of the day such as Chicken Kiev and Peach Melba, and washed down with copious amounts of Mateus Rosé and Soda Stream soft drinks by guests in kaftans who swanned around the open plan lounge to the strains of Demis Roussos.
Chocolate-dipped cauliflower anyone?