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Spring 2012 Winthrop Roundtable Features Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant and David Shields of USC

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012


This year’s Winthrop Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:30pm will feature a variety of culture, food, and history.  We are happy to welcome back our featured speaker from the Mackenzie Library Launch, David Shields McClintock professor of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, as well as nationally acclaimed chef Sean Brock from Husk and McCrady’s Restaurants. Together they will be discussing the roots of southern cooking and the importance of heirloom farming.  Brock and Shields have worked closely together over the past few years since they both share a passion for southern food, colonial history, and heirloom farming.  The event will be a unique experience for all who attend. Dinner will feature locally grown food and a menu, planned by Brock, featuring historic recipes straight from 18th and 19th century cookbooks.  The evening will be a unique memorable opportunity chance no only enjoy traditional southern dishes the way that they are supposed to taste, but also learn about  heirloom farming and impotance  of locally grown food  to our health, economy and way of life.

After dinner Brock and Shields will conduct a lively exchange about the recent resurgence of southern cooking. As David Shields notes, the current revival of southern cuisine depends upon the preservation and restoration of heritage plants, animals, and agricultural lands. The success of the enterprise is entirely dependent upon the quality of the ingredients that go into the kitchen.

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