Sweet potatoes, yams, aren’t they all the same thing? In fact they’re not, with yams being starchier and drier than the orange-fleshed tubers that we’re used to seeing in the stores. And while sweet potatoes are delicious, sometimes I find them to be cloyingly sweet. Yams are a little more my speed; the kids’ reaction? Even sliced and baked into something that resembles a potato chip, yams held little appeal. One day they’ll come around…
ME: OK, guys. We’re trying a new mystery food.
SAM: Potato chips?
ME: It kind of looks like a potato chip, doesn’t it? But it’s actually not a potato chip.
SAM: What is it?!
ME: I’ll give you one. It’s a yam, like a sweet potato…but it’s white. Isn’t that interesting?
EMMA: I’m not going to have it!
ME: You don’t have to have it. You want to try it Lauren?
ME: You like it?! It’s good, right?
LAUREN: Kind of.
ME: Who else wants to try?
LAUREN: Um, why are they so hard.