Carrot Leek Celery Quiche: Maraichere #French Fridays with Dorie

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. 

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. 
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.
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!