Profile: David Shields

Professor, Univ. of South Carolina

David S Shields is the Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina and the Chair of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. He publishes monographs in the fields of early American literature and culture, the history of photography, and Food Studies.

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American Bitters

Nowadays bitters are an aroma and a flavor used in building cocktails, or a digestive taken in small doses after heavy meals. Prior to the twentieth century they were a medicinal infusion of vegetable material in alcohol. In the Galenic humoral system, they countered an excess of choler or bile in one’s system.

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