Throughout the course of cooking and baking my way through the dishes in Game of Thrones, I discovered the wondrous recipes in historical cookbooks that have fallen out of favor over the years. They often feature surprising combinations of flavors, as well as presentation and techniques. They are sometimes challenging to update, but there is something timeless and wonderful about making something so old.
"Cookery means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe and of Helen and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits and balms and spices, and all that is healing and sweet in the fields and groves and savory in meats. It means carefulness and inventiveness and willingness and readiness of appliances. It means the economy of your grandmothers and the science of the modern chemist; it means much testing and no wasting; it means English thoroughness and French art and Arabian hospitality; and, in fine, it means that you are to be perfectly and always ladies -- loaf givers.
-John Ruskin, as quoted in the Boston Cooking School Cookbook, 1918