quiche is now a classic dish of French cuisine, quiche
actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom
of Lothringen, under German rule, and which the French
later renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the
German ‘Küchen’, meaning cake.
original ‘quiche Lorraine’ was an open pie with a filling
consisting of an egg and cream custard with smoked bacon.
It was only later that cheese was added to the quiche
Lorraine. Add onions and you have quiche Alsacienne.
The bottom crust was originally made from bread dough,
but that has long since evolved into a short-crust or
puff pastry crust.
became popular in England sometime after the Second
World War, and in the U.S. during the 1950's. Because
of its primarily vegetarian ingredients, it was considered
a somehow ‘unmanly’ dish, - “real men don’t eat quiche.”
Today, one can find many varieties of quiche, from the
original quiche Lorraine, to ones with broccoli, mushrooms,
ham and/or seafood (primarily shellfish). Quiche can
be served as an entrée, for lunch, breakfast or an evening
you would like some good Quiche recipes have a look
at James' website - click
article is from Chef James Ehler of Key West, Florida.
is a webmaster, cook, chef, writer and (like me) a self-confessed
computer nerd. He is the former executive chef of Martha's
Steak & Seafood Restaurant and the former Reach Hotel
(both in Key West), the Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville,
Arkansas, and the New Bern Golf and Country Club, North
is now webmaster and cook at the Blue Heaven Restaurant
in Key West while he works on his Food Encyclopedia
(five years so far). It is well worth paying a visit
to James' food reference website which is a useful resource
well worth Bookmarking - to visit either website just
click on their title:
Food Reference Website
Blue Heaven Restaurant, Key West, Florida
James T. Ehler, 2001
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