It wasn’t that long ago that the term ‘Quiche Eater’ was derogatory, though satire and good food are hardly comfortable bedfellows here at The Bakery Dunbar. Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche was published in the brash 80s; 30 years ago to be precise. The joke in the eponymous book, which satirised stereotypes of masculinity, was that while a man might eat quiche, he certainly wouldn’t make it.
But we say, “Why would you when you can get Pavel Broz – our marvellous savoury chef – to make a better one?” Our quiches have as many calories as any working man would need, for nowt’s taken out, (there are half a dozen eggs and pint of whole cream in each one). Suitable for vegetarians, they come in two flavour-packed varieties – blue cheese and feta cheese, one square and one round – so you can remember which one you had last time. As we write, we are already dreaming of a spinach one, adding even more verve to our already colourful savoury range.
For those who don’t know, we call this, ‘quiche au fromage’ (yep that’s quiche with cheese). The origin of quiche is from the Franco Lorranian term, Küeche or savoury cake. It’s not fancy; it’s rural in origin and our quiches retain that rustic charm; so in case you were wondering, that’s why the pastry edges are trimmed and not crimped.
Not just the prerogative of males, ladies are welcome to grab a slice for themselves too.