Like blue jeans or an Hermès scarf, these dishes will never go out of style.

Fondue comes and goes, but lemon and garlic chicken is forever. For a dish to withstand the test of time and become a classic, it has to be something you want to return to again and again. One portion of pasta with flying-fish roe a year and you've had enough; one plate of pasta Bolognese a week and you're hungry for more.

    By Marcia Kiesel and Grace Parisi