The sweet potato is not just a Thanksgiving staple — it's a staple of African life as well. We asked three sweet potato lovers (and one hater) to share their views.
The sweet potato evokes surprisingly strong feelings — and not just from the pro- and anti-marshmallow lobbies.
It is a staple of the African diet. And Africans feel passionately about it. It kindles warm memories. It's a neglected food that deserves a higher profile because of its nutritional value.
And some people can't stand it!
On the eve of Thanksgiving, we're sharing the perspectives of three African sweet potato eaters and a U.S. food scientist who's bringing sweet potatoes to more tables in Africa.