National Quiche Lorraine Day Date in the current year: May 20, 2022

National Quiche Lorraine Day May 20 is National Quiche Lorraine Day. It celebrates the most popular variant of quiche, a signature French tart.

Quiche is a savory tart, which consists of pastry crust filled with egg and cream custard, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms, meat or seafood. The word "quiche" is believed to have been derived from the German Kuchen, which means "tart" or "cake". Despite the German origin of the name, quiche is considered one of the most quintessential French dishes.

Quiche Lorraine is arguably the best-known variant of quiche. It was named after the French region of the same name, where it is believed to have originated, The original recipe of this quiche called for eggs, cream, and lardons (small cubes of pork fat) in a buttery crust. Most modern recipes substitute bacon for lardons and include Cheddar, Gruyère, or other mature cheese.

Over time, numerous varieties of quiche have developed, ranging from relatively simple (quiche with cheese, quiche with mushrooms, quiche with spinach, quiche with tomatoes) to gourmet, such as smoked salmon quiche with kale or goat cheese and pear quiche. But quiche Lorraine still has a special place in French cuisine. Celebrate National Quiche Lorraine Day by treating yourself to a slice or two of quiche, which can be served hot or cold, paired with salad and white wine.

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