Quiche keeps cropping up of late. Not the moist, pastry-based savoury, squelchy sort of cake, popular in the 80s. But the word. Quiche. QUICHE.
It first came to our attention as a ‘thing’ when Brooklyn Beckham was pictured on the cover of Man About Town wearing a black bomber with Aussie mockumentary genius Chris Lilley’s Ja’mie: Private School Girl slogan ‘Quiche’ on the front.
As Lilley explains in an interview with dazeddigital.com, “I thought it would be a funny idea to have a word.It’s the idea that she’s inventing her own language. She’s come up with a word to describe herself that would be beyond hot, so yeah, I just thought it was within her character to do that.”
But why QUICHE? “I had a page of different words and originally it was ‘salad’ and then I started to think American people would think I was saying ‘solid’ (with my accent). So I just wrote down quiche. There was a whole page of stupid words. There was couscous. I was going down the food road. But quiche just jumped out.” Riiiiiiight.
It’s certainly caught Lindsay Lohan’s imagination. She pretty much tags ALL of her Instagram photos with #quiche. And it was, after all, LiLo who made ‘fetch’ happen, with her cult 90s film, Mean Girls.
But, we’re going to take the Regina stance here, Lilo: