Quiche - 2008
The biggest book of 1982 (53 weeks at the top of the Times bestseller list!) was a slender volume by Bruce Feirstein called Real Men Don?t Eat Quiche. Though partly intended as a parody, the title alone telegraphed the idea that a food fad swiped from France?and a dominant dish of the ?80s?was irretrievably effeminate. Well, quiche has survived, packing tons of fat into small eggy wedges while seeming virtuous and low-caloric. Meanwhile, the author of the book has been consigned to permanent obscurity. At Amy?s Bread, you can still find great quiche; their Swiss-cheese-and-ham is the pie?s quintessential Gallic evocation.