20 Oct 2012, Posted by admin in EAT + DRINK, 0 Comments
“The true yam, or ñame (pronounced “ny-AH-may”), is a starchy tuber that originated in the tropical regions of both the Old World and (to a far lesser extent) the New. Extrapolate from this and you may presume that it was brought to the North American mainland by slaves, along with other staples like okra, pigeon peas, and sorghum….
You would be wrong.”
Get more of Jane Lear’s excellent clarification over at Take Part.