Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Quiche?

If you've never tried making quiche before or if you've never even tried eating it, you do not know what you are missing. I've eaten it before but just recently I've gotten into making it. Awesome! In fact, if you've got a great quiche recipe that you KNOW is the aboslute BEST...send it in to me! I'd love to make it.

I may even bring a quiche or two for Christmas dinner with my family. Any ideas?

Here is a brief history on quiche:

"Although 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 ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake. The 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 The bottom crust was originally made from bread dough, but that has long since evolved into a short-crust or puff pastry crust. Quiche 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 entrĂ©e, for lunch, breakfast or an evening snack."

Hmmmm....they didn't mention "also may be brought as a Christmas side dish." Looks like I'm going to be a rebel this year.

1 comment:

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Jillian,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Oh I do love a good quiche but have never made one before. Here in Australia a popular quiche is "Quiche Lorraine". Wonder if that is a worldwide thing or an Australian adaption of proper quiche! I've never made a proper one before, but I have made mini quiches on puff pastry and boy are they delicious!

To answer you on Boxing day, here's the description on Wikipedia:

I had no idea until last week that it is not a worldwide thing, I assumed it was American, but turns out it is a British thing. Over here we basically do everything the British do, we even have a public holiday for the Queen's birthday in June!!! But we also follow a lot of American things, words, phrases, TV shows... so I never know the origin of things, it's so confusing being Australian, LOL!