Jon Townsend (previously at Neatorama) cooks up a little macaroni and cheese from a recipe published in 1784. Along the way, we get a bit of history about the term "macaroni" in the sense that it was used in the song "Yankee Doodle." But that has nothing to do with food. This dish is pretty basic, and sounds delicious.
Several comments under the video asked where the nutmeg is. I had never heard of macaroni and cheese with nutmeg, but apparently there are a lot of recipes that call for it. I prefer onions and dry mustard. Townsends has a blog about historical recipes and food for historical reenactments, called Savoring the Past. -via reddit