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Open letter to produce managers re: yams

Dear Produce Manager, If you want to sell more orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, craft your labels with “yams” in parentheses, like this: Sweet potatoes (“yams”) Because you are a produce manager, you undoubtedly know that a yam is a completely unrelated … Continue reading

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Sweet potato flesh can reduce yam confusion

So I have a silly, futile goal of reducing the confusion over sweet potatoes and yams in the United States. If you are a grocery store manager and are on board with this silly, futile goal, please consider displaying the … Continue reading

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Sweet potatoes and yams

Some photographs to get you excited about starches on Thanksgiving.¬† If you’re curious about the difference between yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes, please refer to my page, “Yams and sweet potatoes are not potatoes.”  

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Masked robin

Mutant robin (Turdus migratorius) with mask of white plumage. I suspect the leucism¬† was congenital because the patches were located on several parts of the body (injury and parasites can sometimes cause regrowth to be white).¬† Regardless of cause, it’s … Continue reading

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