If you really want to see how far quiche has fallen in popularity over the years, try running a recipe search on your favorite food site. I just tried it over at the Food Network and 52 recipes came up for “quiche”. Compare that to “pizza” which yields 604, and “pasta” that comes in at a whopping 2,444. “Steak” kicks quiche’s can with 1,271. Even “liver” and “Brussels sprouts” do better than quiche with 162 and 67 recipe results respectively. Even at Saveur, where they never met a French food they didn’t like, there are only two recipes for quiche.
Over at Googlefight “quiche” loses to “tofu”, twelve million hits to eight million. Sigh.