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Old 22 November 2017, 01:57 AM
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Chef The Myth Of The American Yam

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At The Porch restaurant in Midtown, Sacramento, one of the most popular side dishes on the menu is Candied Yams. Back in the kitchen, sous chef Matt Sonzust reaches into a box, clearly labelled : “JUMBO GARNET YAMS."...

...But the truth is, they’re not yams — and it’s very likely most Americans have never eaten a real yam. Real yams originated in and are now mostly commercially grown in Africa.

Everything produced and sold in the United States as a yam is really a sweet potato. The two aren’t even very closely related biologically.
http://www.capradio.org/articles/201...-american-yam/
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