Flavour preferences have changed considerably over the centuries. However, that does not mean that flavours from the past are not tasty anymore, on the contrary. Flavour combinations from centuries ago form surprisingly tasty dishes. The cookbooks and recipes that have been handed down to us from history, are merely lists of ingredients or ‘shopping lists’ as I call them, with hardly any indication of how to prepare a dish. But they are so promising for delicious food if I read them! And they offer a lot of inspiration for today’s kitchen.