But when an entire group of culinary experts agree that a dish belongs to a particular decade of the past, it lends credibility to their assertion that dishes / food combinations / and recipes can be dated. This causes new concern regarding food served to guests in that the recipes must now not be just flavorful, but currently stylish as well. So how to know if your recipe or dish is passe or en vogue?
Looking at 'The Food of the Western World,' it appears to be an interesting read but not focused on the fashion or time progression of food through the decades. Not sure this would be a reference I'd consult to determine if my recipe or dish was old fashioned or contemporary.
Any other references you can recommend?