Q. Where could I get an actual yam (some 7 feet long!!!) It seems to me that the grocery stores in Boise may be confused in what is a sweet potato and what is a yam.
A. Sweet potatoes and yams are constantly confused for one another in the United States. Most of the markets label orange-colored sweet potatoes as yams. A true yam is a starchy, edible tuber that is generally imported from the Caribbean. It differs greatly from the sweet potato in taste, texture, and appearance.