Much like fashion and entertainment, food trends change as time goes by and people get obsessed with whatever is touted as the latest and greatest thing. Some stick around, but others had their moment to shine and were then put away like that fondue pot that you used about once or twice. Check out what Cosmopolitan thinks people would have been filling their Instagram with for the past 47 delicious years. I guess people weren't so trendy about food before then, but let's dig in anyway...
1970 — Quiche
This savory egg pie was an easy way to throw a bunch of leftovers in a pan for a quick meal.
Plus, it was French, so it sounded très chic.
1971 — Eggs Benedict
Before Millennials were claiming they invented brunch, people were all over English muffins topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce.
1972 — Tequila Sunrise
It was the preferred drink of Mick Jagger, and he jokingly called The Rolling Stones’ tour that year “The Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise Tour.”
Drink up like a rock star.
1973 — Fondue
It’s foreign! It’s DIY dinner!
Many people jumped on this trending train, but it soon turned into fon-don’t.
1974 — Granola
Health food was for hippies in the ’60s, but it went mainstream in the ’70s, with granola leading the way.
1975 — Pasta Primavera
The ’70s were full of creamy pasta, and Sirio Maccioni, owner of Le Cirque in New York, claims to have first put this mix of long noodles, creamy white sauce, and vegetables.
But did it come with unlimited salad and breadsticks?
1976 — General Tso's Chicken
Why or how this dish made it to America is unclear, but as it’s made here — deep-fried, sweet and sour, boneless — started making the rounds about this time.