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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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