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Yes, White Sweet Potatoes Exist. Here's What They Are.

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.10.2016 | Taste

Ah, the white sweet potato. Not to be confused with orange sweet potatoes or yams. If you're one of the many people who are confused by this veggie, w...

What's The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

The Huffington Post | Eva Hill | Posted 11.18.2015 | Taste

Thanksgiving's approaching, which means it's almost time to head to the supermarket in pursuit of sweet potatoes and yams. But do you even know what a...

Winter Root Vegetables, In Order

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Taste

Rutabaga, go home.

Friendsgiving Is No Match for Thanksgiving. Here's Why.

Mike Mennonno | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Mike Mennonno

Traditional Thanksgiving is anything but Friendsgiving. It is, in fact, one of the only times Americans allow themselves to break bread, literally, with the enemy. This is the true meaning of Thanksgiving, after all.

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.

10 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts

Last week Yams, a collective of 38 mostly black and queer artists, withdrew their piece from the Whitney Biennial in protest of "Donelle Woolford," an...

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!

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...

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!

That Thing From That Place: The Yams & Sweet Potato Puree At Red Rooster Harlem

Vinson Cunningham | Posted 04.04.2012 | New York
Vinson Cunningham

On a recent trip to Red Rooster, determined to find a mouthful equal to the hype around, well, everything else about the place, I discovered a lowly side dish, strange and subtle, that deserves a mention all its own.

Fork-In-The-Road Vegan Sweet Potato Puree

Katie Workman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Katie Workman

If you know you've got a vegan in residence, you must take a moment to make sure there are a few dishes with no verboten ingredients in them.

Sweet Potatoes vs. Yams: Is There A Difference?

Posted 11.25.2013 | Taste

Guaranteed to be a conversation-starter at the Thanksgiving table.

Sinead O'Connor Considers Sex With A Yam | David Moye | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

These days, singer Sinead O’Connor's love life is about as unsuccessful as her recording career. Apparently, she is so hard up that she is now co...

What I Learned From A Yam

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

Traditions can adapt and evolve with time, a good thing to remember as we head into a new year. Even the most ordinary of things can surprise us, delight us, and put us on a new path of discovery.

Maybe Obama Wouldn't Notice There's No Eggs or Cream?

Lisa Lacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Lacy

I recently made my first sweet potato pie for a friend's birthday (and also as a subtle nod to Obama's reported declaration that it is his favorite pie).