|Yams! Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.|
If you live in the United States, you're probably eating sweet potatoes, despite the labels at the grocery store.
Yams are rarely grown in the United States and are not readily available. Yams can grow to the size of a small child, according to one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks. Really!
The tubers are usually sold cut into manageable chunks. If you want to dine on a real yam, go to a Latino market and search for "name". It will likely be sold by the pound in shrink-wrapped packages to preserve the vegetable's moisture.
So, have you eaten real yams? I don't think I have!
Until Next Time,
Whole Foods Living