National Quiche Lorraine Day

National Quiche Lorraine Day is a holiday observed every May 20th that celebrates a French dish made with bacon, Swiss, Gruyère, and heavy cream to create a delicious savory tart that can be enjoyed at any time of day.

This dish was invented during the period when the Lorraine region was under German rule, which is why it differs from a regular quiche that uses various types of meat and cheese in its recipe. Anyone looking to savor this tart can do so for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on this day. The time doesn’t matter because it’s good at any hour.

Interesting Facts About Quiche

Let’s delve into this dish a bit more to understand its origins. Here are some facts that we’re sure just about everyone will find interesting:

  • Although quiche is a French dish, many custards were made in England during the Middle Ages.
  • The largest quiche was made in Paris, France, on November 22, 1997. It required 125 quarts of milk, 140 pounds of flour, 1,928 eggs, and 134 pounds of butter.
  • At the beginning of the 20th century, quiche was considered “women’s food” because it contained little meat.
  • The word ‘quiche’ comes from the German word “Kuchen,” which means cake.

Observing National Quiche Lorraine Day

The absolute best way to enjoy this holiday is by taking the day to prepare this dish. Simply find a recipe you like, gather your ingredients, and make it. Once it’s ready, serve it to friends and family members. Voilà!

You’re now celebrating National Quiche Lorraine Day. While participating, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalQuicheLorraineDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday on the internet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 20 Monday
Next year (2025)
May 20 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
May 20 Saturday
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