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Sweet Potatoes

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds.

9 Delicious Ways to Use This Winter Superfood: Sweet Potatoes!

Kelly Pfeiffer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste
Kelly Pfeiffer

I love baking a big batch at the start of the week and using them for different dishes every day.

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

SELF | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste

Add a little Greek yogurt dipping sauce, and you have a recipe that's perfect as a side item or as a party platter.

Winter Root Vegetables, In Order

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Taste

Rutabaga, go home.

Christmas Without the Kitchen

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 02.12.2015 | Taste
Sugar Rautbord

If you are overworked, overwrought and overcooked or if you just want more time with the family and friends you are hosting from out of town, here are a few digital markets for you. Just click the food item to have it delivered to your table.

For The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes And Yams, Don't Listen To Ellen

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste

It's a confusing topic, so we forgive her.

17 Things You Need To Stuff Inside A Sweet Potato

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.11.2014 | Taste

This spud was engineered to be stuffed.

Escarole, Kale, and Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup: A Heart-Healthy Satisfying Meal

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The comforting aroma of a Crockpot meal is everything we love about fall wrapped up in one easy dish.

Ain't They Sweet: Sweet Potato Casseroles For The Jewish New Year

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Every Rosh Hashanah, I look at the dog-eared copies of cooking magazines piling up in our kitchen and think, 'I'm going to make something new and different this year!' The stakes were really raised one year when my neighbor and I decided to join forces and celebrate the Jewish New Year together at her house.

Want To Live Longer? Here's What You Need To Eat

Bradley J. Willcox, MD, MSc | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Bradley J. Willcox, MD, MSc

The right food can be a prophylaxis that can actually thwart illness. The Okinawan people -- who are the longest lived people in the world -- use the term nuchi gusui, which literally means "food is medicine." But modern medicine is just beginning to understand the biochemistry behind the concept of food as medicine.

How To Make Root Vegetable Hash Browns With Scallions

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 05.21.2014 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Serve these hash browns as a side dish, or for breakfast or brunch with poached or fried eggs -- they're most satisfying!

Did The Ancient Polynesians Travel To South America Before The Europeans Did? | Posted 02.28.2014 | Hawaii

When it comes to spreading food around the world, Christopher Columbus and his European compatriots get most of the credit. Yes, they introduced so...

How To Make Sweet Potato Caramel

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

When we heard this thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe it.

What The Hell Am I Eating, Yams Or Sweet Potatoes? Here's How To Tell

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques & Andy McDonald | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste

More than any other political or serious question at the Thanksgiving dinner table, one question remains the most pressing every year: Are those sweet...

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe: Sweet Potato Squash Puree

Caroline Phelps | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

After three years of blogging about food I thought it was time to get in front of the camera and film my first video recipe.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dessert: Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow Meringue

Bon Appetit | Posted 11.18.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Sarah Patterson Scott, photo by Lisa Hubbard SWEET POTATO PIE WITH MARSHMALLOW MERINGUE INGREDIENTS CRUST: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (made...

The Best French Fries in the U.S.

Gogobot | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste

It's the ultimate American side dish prepared the way we love them -- fried and salted.

4 Steps to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Plated | Posted 07.22.2013 | Taste

Make fries at home with this easy recipe!

Making Your Own Low-Calorie Potato Chips, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity chef and author Rocco DiSpirito introduced me to a whole new way of making potato chips when he joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. I...

Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Black Bean Salsa - The Lemon Bowl

Liz Della Croce | Posted 04.03.2013 | Taste
Liz Della Croce

When it comes to creating a nutritious meal that is also packed with flavor, I love stuffing sweet potatoes. Not only are they loaded with vitamins and nutrients, but they make the perfect edible bowl for anything from turkey chili to the spicy black bean salsa.

Get Down & Dirty With Sweet Potatoes And Yams

Food52 | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste

Native to Central and South America, sweet potatoes are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world -- going as far back as 8000 BC!

Eating Orange Flesh

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Many research and practice questions remain, but the urgency now is to see more growing and consuming of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambique and the spread of the new varieties to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

5 Healthy Fall Chip Recipes

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Think nice, crispy chips can't be part of a healthy diet? Think again! The crispness of fall is in the air, and it should be in your food, too, in the form of delicious chips made from seasonal, locally-grown foods.

26 Ways To Appreciate The Glorious Potato

Posted 11.16.2012 | Taste

They have a place on the breakfast, lunch and dinner table, not to mention dessert.

5 Elegant Dishes With Simple Ingredients

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120301at7.02.06PM.jpgLearning to tweak and enhance just a few ingredients and flavor combinations can help you transform those ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary!