[Sca-cooks] Yams was Substitute for Potatoes?

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Mon Aug 24 12:56:25 PDT 2009

On Aug 24, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Terry Decker wrote:

> Since the term, yam, appears to be derived from a West African  
> language, it's likely that yams came to the attention of Europe as  
> the Portuguese expanded along the West African coast and probably  
> were not incorporated into the European diet.
> I suspect, but have not verified, that edible yams may not grow well  
> in Europe.

Good thing I'm not intending to portray a European.

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