The YouTube channel Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. is devoted to teaching us lazy 21st-Century humans about what life was like in the 1700s. It's the perfect way to vicariously experience rugged individualism as you sit using your laptop in your air conditioned rooms on your squishy butt. In their new video, viewers are taught how to make fried chicken the way our founding fathers did.

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The recipe comes from Nathan Bailey's 1736 cookbook, "Dictionarium Domesticum," but if cooking your food in a cauldron over an open flame and using twigs as utensils is not your thing, you can always pop over to your local KFC. Just know you are letting your ancestors down, big time.