Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook, 2E: More than 100 ways to enjoy one of the world's healthiest foods

Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook, 2E: More than 100 ways to enjoy one of the world's healthiest foods


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Endless Mealtime Possibilities and Spectacular Flavors!

As every sweet potato lover knows, it's more than just a holiday side dish-it's one of the world's healthiest and most flavorful foods! In this unique collection bursting with over one hundred recipes, you'll find easy-to-make dishes that highlight the natural and delicious flavors of this versatile vegetable.

Enjoy sweet potatoes year-round with recipes for appetizers, soups, main courses, side dishes, and even breakfasts and desserts!

Tempt your taste buds with:

  • Orange Butter Sweet Potato Waffles
  • Andouille Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup
  • Sweet Potato Dumplings
  • Spiced Sweet Potato Chips
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Easy Caramel Sweet Potato Pie
  • And more!

Start cooking today and you'll discover why so many people are in love with The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402239113
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.34(w) x 11.64(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Lyniece North Talmadge is the president of Talmadge Protocol, a firm that instructs business and political leaders on international bestselling entertaining and cross-cultural education. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Madeleine Watt is an artist who has participated in numerous juried art shows and won several awards for her work in charcoals. She lives in North Carolina.

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The Sweet Potato story

It's called the sweet potato. It grows in the ground, is considered a staple in the diet of the lower economic classes, comes wrapped in an ugly brown skin, doesn't stand out among the vast array of supermarket vegetables, and, to be candid, is just plain ugly.

Alas! The lowly sweet potato is an item that is not at the top of the average grocery shopper's list.

But the sweet potato, despite its appearance, is one of nature's unique gifts. It grows throughout the world in the worst of soils and climates, has saved many cultures and civi­lizations in times of famine, and has been depicted as an honored food in carvings, reliefs, and murals in civilizations such as the Incas, Aztecs, Chinese, Yurubas, and other cultures.

The lowly sweet potato, when eaten, provides the human body with an array of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and is considered by many professional and amateur athletes to be the quintessential power vegetable. This homely tuber is even being touted as a miracle food that contains strong medicinal potential in fighting an assortment of ailments and diseases. And, if you check with your local health food store, you will find bottles of sweet potato extract, the newly hailed cure-all for everything from the common cold to sexual dysfunction.

These days the sweet potato is at the top of the "new chic foods" list. The Canyon Ranch, one of those ritzy spas that costs $1,000 a day, has started serving fried sweet potatoes in the skin for breakfast. You can bet that the sweet potato will soon be heralded by such notables as Wolfgang Puck and Paula Deen as the new "in" food. It looks like the sweet potato's time has come.

Sweet Potato facts

  • Sweet potatoes and yams are not the same apple: The sweet potato is a vegetable in the morning-glory family Convolvulaceae, while the yam is in the yam family Dioscoreaceae and is grown only in the tropics of western Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and the Caribbean Islands, with a growing season that is too short for the United States.
  • A medium size sweet potato weighs about three-fourths of a pound and is considered one serving.
  • Sweet potatoes will not turn dark if put in salt water immediately after peeling (1 table­spoon to 1 quart of water).
  • Sweet potatoes were cultivated in colonial Virginia in the early 1600s.
  • The sweet potato can be either white or yellow, and the yellow sweet potato is grown mostly in the South, while the white sweet potato is grown in Asia and Africa.
  • Sweet potatoes have large amounts of Vitamin A and C and are considered one of the top eight high-energy foods by professional athletes. The average sweet potato contains no fat, is only 165 calories, and contains one-half of the daily requirement of Vitamin C and twice the daily requirement of Vitamin A. It is also a terrific source of complex carbohydrates, B vitamins (especially thiamin), protein, iron, calcium, and potassium.
  • Every major culture that has survived owes its survival to the sweet potato, including the South after the War Between the States.
  • In the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, George Washington Carver developed and patented over 118 products made from sweet potatoes and sweet potato by-products.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii
The Sweet Potato Story ix
Sweet Potato Facts xi
Appetizers 1
Beverages 7
Soups 11
Salads 33
Breads 39
Breakfasts 55
Main Dishes 63
Side Dishes 89
Desserts 141
Friendship Recipes 181
Around the World 197
Index 217

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