I suspected that a yam was a little different from a sweet potatoe, but I didn't realize by how much! I just looked it up here:http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtoco ... todiff.htm
Since I don't like sweet potatoes, I never cared about learning about them or about yams for that matter. Not sure I would like a 'real' yam or not.
@RSPIll - I see you also live in Illinois. Wonder if we know each other! And btw - I fixed your quotes.
( I can't think of any clever way to bring this back onto topic...)
Thanx for fixing the quotes. Broken quotes seem to go with age.
If you take Halsted Street south and continue through corn field after corn field until you're sick of looking at corn fields, you would find where I live -- the Sweet Corn Capital of the World.
Actually, we probably haven't met. I left IL in 1975 and returned to the mid-west in 2002, living in Indianapolis until just recently. I haven't been to Chi-town in years.
Now back to the topic at hand ....