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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Carrot Leek Celery Quiche: Maraichere #French Fridays with Dorie

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Carrot Leek Celery Quiche: Maraichere: simplelivingeating.com


Real Men Don't Eat Quiche... do you remember this book that made quiche eating controversial? It is hard to believe that as a society we once defined a man by what he ate. 


real men eat anything


We have progressed. We've moved on to bigger and more controversial topics. Real men can be stay-at-home dads now, real men can play dress up with their daughters, ... and real men can marry other real men. 


No one really seems to care about quiche eating anymore which is truly sad. This quiche got me to notice the humble French pie with new eyes. 

Carrot Leek Celery Quiche: Maraichere: simplelivingeating.com

Maraichere means market, from the market, market bought ...you know FRESH. It is really a quiche made of vegetables that you might find in a green market in early spring: carrots, leeks, and celery. I would never have thought to put these vegetables together in a quiche. I never even thought of putting root vegetables, other than onions in a quiche. 

But WOW, the taste is as good as the colors...which when I first read the title I thought it said, Mariachi like the colorful bands that roam around Spanish towns waking up drowsy lovers with their serenades.
Carrot Leek Celery Quiche: Maraichere: simplelivingeating.com

Well, this quiche really woke me up. The root vegetables were a revelation, and so was the idea of putting the cheese on top of the almost cooked quiche ... brilliant. It actually browns a little..which to me is the best thing that can happen to baked cheese.

So, yes, two thumbs up for Maraichere quiche and for the real men and women who will eat it! 




Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review. 



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47 comments:

  1. This quiche was really wonderful. The flavors were so great and the gruyere topping was an absolute delight (though mine browned a little too much).

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    1. Oops.. I wa tempted to let mine brown a little longer too..

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  2. This surprised me at how good it was - and because the veges were the highlight, there was no egginess. Glad you enjoyed it too.

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    1. Yes, I thought it the strangest recipe with only 1 and 1/2 eggs in it... but it worked.

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  3. Good Afternoon Diane, I am popping over after visiting Miz Helen's Country Kitchen. How I smiled when I read "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche".... oh dear.... we still eat Quiche as my husband loves anything with a pastry crust.
    I have made quiche with leeks and peppers, but never with root vegetables.... this I am certainly going to be trying.
    Diane, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower with Google +
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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    1. It sounds like you will enjoy this recipe. It really surprised me and yes, my husband liked it the best of everyone in the family. LOL.

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  4. What a fantastic looking quiche!!
    I personally don't like fresh celery, but loooooove it cooked or baked

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    1. I thought the celery was going to be weird, but your'e right cooked it was fine.

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  5. hi Diane - Just popped by to let you know you,ve been featured today over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers

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    1. Thanks so much Carole. I'll head over in a few.

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  6. Hi Diane! I was also surprised with how good these ingredients worked in the quiche! I was sceptical about the celery but it proved me wrong. I made a "lighter" version without the cream, butter and Gruyère that highlighted the flavours of the vegetables even more!

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    1. I have to check out your lighter version... sounds like what we need in our house after a winter of heavy foods.

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  7. We loved it, too! Even my "real" man...LOL...

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    1. Can we get Bill to pose for a quiche picture? Now that would be the talk of FFWD.

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  8. You win, so far, for the best photograph of the week. It may even be better than the pix of you in Paris. No, I take that back. This was a fun recipe, huh? It "set up" well and, with the cheese topping and red pepper peeking out, made a pretty presentation. Glad you all liked it. I'll probably print out the photograph...............

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  9. Two thumbs up - that's always a great outcome.
    Fortunately, the man in my house really likes quiche. Mary is right - you did a great job photographing a potentially unphotogenic piece of food. Very nice.

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    1. I thought she was talking about the naked quiche man! Thanks the photos were hard.

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  10. Your post had me lol! My real man loved this one! We both really enjoyed it! Quiche is always a hit in my family....your's looks delicious! Happy weekend!

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    1. Quiche usually usually usually over well in my house too.. but everyone was a little skeptical because of all the vegetables.

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  11. We really loved this, too! It will definitely make a repeat appearance in our kitchen.

    Bon Weekend!

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    1. Yes, I plan on making it again too and I think you can use different vegetables and cheese. I really like the techinque and basic recipe.

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  12. Well I do think a mariachi quiche would be quite nice too. Don't you? I learned that people really do pay a lot of attention to the details when they eat stuff like this. Stuff like crust. Who knew? I won't ever rush it again, that is for sure.

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    1. Crust is much better than toast to put stuff on... for sure.

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  13. Your trip down memory lane with quiche was cute. My husband liked this the best of all and has requested I make it again.

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    1. It seems the quiche eating husbands dominate in this group.. see times have changed.

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  14. This was a great quiche. I will be enjoying it for lunch during the week. Have a great weekend:)

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  15. How funny - we were definitely thinking alike this week! Loved this one too and am enjoying Food of the World!

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  16. Mariachi bands crossed my mind too! Enjoyed your post and enjoyed our quiche very much too!

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    1. So I'm not crazying... I really think it was the bright colors of the quiche that made mariachi stick in my mind.

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  17. I must have been living under a rock when that book came out because I learned the whole "real men don't eat quiche" from French Fridays with Dorie. Luckily, the book doesn't seem to have made it over to Germany, because my husband doesn't know that he's not supposed to eat quiche, and I'd like to keep it that way.

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    1. The book is pretty old... 1980's and it was definitely an American thing.

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  18. You're right, these vegetables were surprising good in the quiche. Don't you love when that happens? I'd never tried some of these in quiche before either (celery and carrots). The parents of the guy who wrote that book came to our wedding. They're friends of my in-laws.

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    1. I hope you served quiche at your wedding... now that's a cool six degrees of separation.

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  19. I didn't know this was a book, but my dad used to tell me "real men don't eat quiche." Guess I just thought he was weird.

    I completely agree that browning is the best thing for cheese. Never would have thought to use carrots in quiche--for us it's always spinach or broccoli. I need to venture out a little more, I see! Thank you for sharing, Diane!

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    1. That's funny your dad would quote it. Yeah, root vegetables in quiche.. I was shocked that it works.

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  20. Diane, very nice and colorful looking quiche with all those veggies and the wonderfullly melted cheese on top!

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  21. Diane, thanks for reminding me about quiche - I'll have to try to make one soon. Cheers from carole's chatter

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  22. LOVE the photo of the real man eating quiche. It's just great!

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    1. Don't you recognize him? It's Bill, Liz's husband.

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  23. Diane, your quiche looks delicious! Men have come a long way, haven't they?

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  24. That is the most unusual combination of flavors in a quiche, but it actually sounds quite good. :) I haven't even made a quiche in ages! I guess I should add it to the (ever growing) list of things to make!!

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    1. You wouldn't expect it to taste good... but it really does... and it is a lot lower in calories than a traditional quiche.

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  25. The Mexican Band. The colors. Perfect fit! And, yes, it was good.

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    1. I see my skewed thinking resonates with you. LOL.

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  26. This was as colourful as it was delicious, wasn't it? I especially liked the vegetable to custard ratio - it's the most virtuous quiche I've come across.

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    1. Yes, a virtuous quiche... I like that.

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