[Sca-cooks] Yams was Substitute for Potatoes?
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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