History is a great place to look for some culinary inspiration, just look at the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal restaurant which uses historical research for the creation of many of their dishes - meat fruit, anyone?
We’ve looked at some of the strange historical recipes that are around but what about tasty recipes from the past?
That’s where Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. steps in, the YouTube channel looks back to the 18th century and explains some of the ways they did things, from cooking to technology.
The videos are spread across a number of different topics but the food ones are interesting. They have 18th century recipes for all kinds of dishes, including doughnuts and fried chicken - that’s right, 18th Century finger licking chicken.
Below you can see a selection of video recipes from the channel.