Thursday, September 29, 2005

Pressing the Orange Flesh

For more on yams and sweet potatoes, see my update to Why I'll Never Be An Atkinite.

A yam is not technically a sweet potato, although those terms are used interchangeably in the US. A true yam isn't bright orange, moist or sweet. It's pale, dry and starchy, more like a white potato.

Here's a nice table that lists the differences:
What is the Difference Between a Sweet potato and a Yam?

So, my analysis is actually for a sweet potato. And my picture is technically of a sweet potato. I'll come clean, I've never tasted a true yam. Have you?

Er, ah. Make sure you poke a few vent holes in your spud before you cook it.

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