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The Historic Pursuit of Exotic Fruit

This a presentation Filmed at the 2014 Atlantic World Foodways, An International Interdisciplinary Conference Featuring Scholars and Chefs presented by the Atlantic World Research Network.David Shields teaches Southern Literature and Culture at the University of South Carolina, and is the dean of Southern food scholars and partner with Charleston's Sean Brock in the recovery of heirloom crops and livestock that led to the creation of Husk Restaurant.

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David Shields on the Splendid Table: 
[Listen Now 5 min 30 sec] http://www.splendidtable.org/story/duo-brings-great-southern-flavors-back-from-near-extinction

Atlantic Foodways Conference Panels and Interviews: 

David Shields and Chef Sean Brock, Taste The Lowcountry

Peanuts and the Atlantic Slave Trade Part 2