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QUICHE

A quiche consists of a pastry crust filled with a mixture of beaten eggs and fresh cream, with seasonings and various other ingredients added, such as onions, bacon, mushroom, ham, shrimp, crab, etc.  The classic Quiche Lorraine is made with crisp bacon and Gruyere cheese.

The classic French Quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which was under German rule.  (Renamed Lorraine when it came under French control - hence, Quiche Lorraine).  The word 'quiche' is derived from the German word for cake, 'kuchen.'
 

Largest quiche - Paris, November 22, 1997.
Chef Alain Marcotullio used 125 quarts of milk, 1,928 eggs, 156 pounds of bacon, 134 pounds of butter and more than 140 pounds of flour to make the world's largest quiche. It baked for over 18 hours and fed more than 125 people.
 

 

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