Quiche: the food of real men

French Quiche

Quiche makes you manly

“Real men don’t eat quiche,” the American saying goes. Actually it’s not so much a saying as it is the title of a book published in 1982, which originated the stereotype of quiche as a fancy or “feminine” food. Authentic French quiche knows no boundaries of gender or politics, however, and we present here a brief list of some of the most famous (and manly) men in history who have eaten quiche:

Napoleon Bonaparte. If one of the greatest military masterminds of all time can enjoy a slice of French quiche before waging victorious battles that secure his dominance of Europe for two decades, then you can too.

Albert Spaggiari: You’ve probably never heard of this daring bank robber who broke into the vault of the Société Générale bank in Nice in 1976. Not only did he later leap out a courtroom window onto a waiting motorcycle and escape from justice, he is said to have treated his gang to a picnic inside the vault during the robbery. We like to think it included quiche.

Jean Moulin: You might call him the French James Bond. He was the heroic chief organizer of the French Resistance during World War II, who parachuted into Nazi-occupied territory and ultimately gave his life to protect international secrets. He loved his country, so it is safe to assume he also loved French quiche.

So there you have it: eating quiche makes you strong, strategic, chivalrous and brave. Come to Maison Parisienne to see for yourself how eating French quiche can change your life.

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