My mom has mentioned that when she was in grad school in New York in the 70s, lasagna was the go-to dish for hip dinner parties--a crowd-pleaser, delicious, and still slightly novelexotic. Perhaps hummus would be the equivalent these days?
I believe that this is the first lasagna I have ever made. Which perhaps makes it more personally novel than hummus.
Lasagna with tofu ricotta, based off the recipe in Veganomicon