A Tale of Two Tubers – Food Thoughts with Sheryl Estrada

By mahir | October 28, 2010

“You like potato, and I like potahto

You like sweet potato, and I like yam”

The second line isn’t a part of the song, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.” It’s just me making a point.

I have heard sweet potatoes called yams, and vice versa. But the two have differences, which go beyond pronunciation. As the season begins in the States for sweet potato pies and candied yams, let’s take an overview of the veggies.

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Food Thoughts with Sheryl Estrada

By mahir | October 21, 2010

Gabriella Doehler, 3, enjoys helping her mom prepare meals

In my studies of communication, I have learned everything has a process of communication either directly, indirectly or even abstractly. Food preparation has its own method of communication. For example, when a person prepares a dish with skill and care, it is communicated to the person who eats it through a delicious intensity of flavors and textures.

Like all forms of communication, our understanding of food begins when we are kids. Parents have the job of molding their child’s perspective on food, such as fostering healthy eating habits. But in our multimedia communication age, that task can be difficult.
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