David S. Shields

University of South Carolina
David S. Shields

David S. Shields, Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina, publishes early American cultural history, photographic history, and food studies. He chairs Slow Food’s Ark of Taste for the South, also the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, whose mission is preserving historic cultivars. His research assisted in recovering Carolina Gold Rice, Sea Island White Flint Corn, the Carolina African Peanut, benne, the rice pea, purple ribbon sugar cane, purple straw wheat, and the Bradford Watermelon. His book, Southern Provisions: on the Creation and revival of Cuisine appeared in 2015. 2017 will see Culinarians: American Chefs, Caterers, and Restaurateurs 1793-1919.