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Thread #167214   Message #4030412
Posted By: Joe_F
26-Jan-20 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pumpkin vs sweet potato pie
Subject: RE: BS: Pumpkin vs sweet potato pie
I am a white American aged 82. I had never heard of sweet-potato pie until 2008, when I happened on a charming Web video of Mr Obama addressing a rally, mostly of black people, in Chicago, and bantering with a lady to the effect that he would love to officiate in a sweet-potato pie contest. I inferred that it was a black thing, and when Mr Obama was elected, I resolved to celebrate by making a sweet-potato pie. There was no mention of it in _The Joy of Cooking_! but of course I found plenty of recipes on the Web, and was pleased to have it for dessert for the following week. I don't recall it being greatly different from pumpkin pie, but sentimentally it was a success.