Do you know about the food called 'name'?

Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)January 12, 2009

While shopping at a Mexican grocery store today, I came across a brown root called "name" from Costa Rica. It looks similar to taro. Do you know anything about it or how to prepare it?

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Ãame is the Spanish word for Yam..Dioscorea batatas Not related to sweet potato!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2009 at 5:23PM
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The root is boiled, it can be used in soup like you do taro or potatoes. It is a vine, withstands the dry season without water and produces small tubers on the leafy vines that canbe cooked and eaten to. Not much in flavorinmy opinion. chris

    Bookmark   January 13, 2009 at 10:15PM
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Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)

We really like it!!! I wonder how easy it would be to grow here in the Dallas area?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 9:35PM
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