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Sweet Potatoes

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

Bradley J. Willcox, MD, MSc | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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 11.27.2013 | 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!

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.

Sweet Potato Casserole--
Marshmallows Optional!

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

To me, the ubiquitous sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top is not an essential part of a holiday meal. However, my daughter's in-laws from ...

Of Sweet Italians And Sweet Potatoes

Theresa Bruno | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Theresa Bruno

Dear readers, as I begin this holiday message to you, I am most thankful that I will not be taking anything to the extended Italian family Thanksgiving dinner that requires a previous trip through my oven.

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.

Sweet Potato & Carrot Veloute

Kerry Saretsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Saretsky

I love sweet potato fries. Because they are salty. And crispy. And what's not to love? You could deep fry and salt anything and I'd put it in m...

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

100 Ways To Cook A Sweet Potato

Endless Simmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

Americans consumed nearly two billion pounds of sweet potatoes in 2010. Clearly, we're not just cooking candied sweet potatoes and fries anymore. Ove...

No Marshmallows! Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This recipe produces crisp shards of deliciousness that are still sweet, but not so sweet they should be dessert. Even if you cook them indoors in an oven, they are darn tasty.