Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States – NYTimes.com

“North Carolina and sweet potatoes go way back. The relationship, according to the food writer Sheri Castle, hinges on a history of abundance. “Sweet potatoes were plentiful, even among the poorest folks of any ethnicity,” she said. “Enslaved Africans used sweet potatoes in place of yams and other West African root vegetables.” To this day, the state is a national leader in growing the crop.”

via Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States – NYTimes.com.

Advertisements