May 20, 2012

National Quiche Lorraine Day

"I am convinced that I am the one who introduced quiche to America." - James Beard

It's National Quiche Lorraine Day!

Foodie lesson time, children.

QUICHE 101: Quiche is an egg and cream dish baked in a crust. Quiche Lorraine is a little more fancy because it also requires the use of cheese and bacon. While its ancestor is in the tart, it was modernized in - you guessed it - Lorraine, France back in the 16th century. The first recipe in the US appeared in 1931 in the Joy of Cooking cookbook.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

(Why the sad face, AoE Girl? Well, friends, my attempt at a tofu-based eggless quiche wasn't quite as appetizing as I thought it was going to be. I will perfect this recipe, though! Stay tuned...)

Happy National Quiche Lorraine Day!