National Quiche Lorraine Day

May 20

When is National Quiche Lorraine Day?

National Quiche Lorraine Day happens on Monday May 20, 2024.

National Quiche Lorraine Day: Celebrating a French Classic on May 20th

Bonjour, culinary adventurers! Get ready to whisk and bake as we celebrate National Quiche Lorraine Day on May 20th. This day is dedicated to honoring Quiche Lorraine, a classic French dish that combines simplicity with elegance. Known for its flaky pastry crust filled with a creamy custard, crispy bacon, and savory cheese, Quiche Lorraine is a testament to the timeless charm of French cuisine. Let’s explore the delightful world of this beloved quiche and find out how to make the most of this delicious day. 🎉🥧

The Quintessential Quiche Lorraine:

Originating from the Lorraine region of France, Quiche Lorraine is a culinary icon. Traditionally, it’s made with a buttery crust, filled with a mixture of eggs, cream, smoked bacon (or lardons), and cheese. It’s the epitome of comfort food with a touch of sophistication.

Celebrating National Quiche Lorraine Day:

  1. Bake Your Own Quiche: Put on your apron and try baking a Quiche Lorraine from scratch. Experiment with different cheeses or add a personal twist with additional ingredients like onions or mushrooms.
  2. Quiche Picnic: Pack a homemade or store-bought Quiche Lorraine and enjoy a spring picnic in your local park.
  3. Brunch Gathering: Host a brunch and serve Quiche Lorraine as the star dish, accompanied by a fresh salad, fruit, and a selection of beverages.
  4. Visit a French Café: If cooking isn’t your thing, find a local French café or bakery and indulge in a professionally made Quiche Lorraine.

Recipe Tips for Perfect Quiche Lorraine:

  • The Crust: A buttery, flaky pastry crust is key. You can make your own or use a high-quality store-bought one.
  • The Custard: The ratio of eggs to cream is crucial for a silky, not rubbery, custard. A dash of nutmeg can add an extra layer of flavor.
  • The Filling: Use high-quality smoked bacon for the best taste. Cook it until crispy for a delightful texture contrast.
  • Cheese Choices: While traditional Quiche Lorraine doesn’t always include cheese, adding Gruyère or Swiss cheese can enhance the flavor.

Pairing Your Quiche:

Serve with a light green salad dressed in a tangy vinaigrette to balance the richness of the quiche.

Fun Fact:

Did you know that while Quiche Lorraine is now a beloved dish worldwide, it originally started as a humble, practical meal made by farmers in the Lorraine region of France?

National Quiche Lorraine Day is a wonderful opportunity to savor a dish that perfectly encapsulates the essence of French culinary art. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a curious foodie, making or enjoying a Quiche Lorraine is a delightful way to celebrate this special day. So let’s cut into the creamy, savory goodness of this timeless quiche and say “Vive la Quiche Lorraine!” 🍳🇫🇷

When does National Quiche Lorraine Day happen next year?

National Quiche Lorraine Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday May 20, 2025
  • Wednesday May 20, 2026
  • Thursday May 20, 2027
  • Saturday May 20, 2028
  • Sunday May 20, 2029


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