Quiche is known for being a part of French cuisine, but the dish actually originated in Germany in the middle ages. The place of its origin was the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which was later occupied by the French and renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ has been derived from the German word ‘kuchen’, which means cake. ‘Quiche lorraine’ was originally an open pie filled with bacon, egg and cream custard. Cheese was added to it only later. Earlier, the crust at the bottom was made with bread dough, but it has now evolved into a crust made with puff pastry. Quiche was well known in England after the Second World War, and in the U.S. during the 1950s. Due to its main ingredients being vegetarian, quiche was labelled unmanly. Today, quiche may be served a starter, for lunch or dinner, or as an evening snack.