On the morning after her arrival, the ship was surrounded by canoes and pirogues, filled with the islanders of both sexes, bringing off supplies of fruits and vegetables, bananas, plantains, watermelons, yams
, cabbages and taro.
There was the wild yam
, and a liliaceous plant called Ti, which grows in abundance, and has a soft brown root, in shape and size like a huge log of wood: this served us for dessert, for it is as sweet as treacle, and with a pleasant taste.
And there were pigs and chickens on deck, and sacks of yams
, while every conceivable place was festooned with strings of drinking cocoanuts and bunches of bananas.
There is not a sweet potato left; not a single yam
. Those glorious bunches of bananas, which once decorated our stern and quarter-deck, have, alas, disappeared!
Boiled yam, fried taro, alligator pear salad--there, you've got me all mixed, Then I found a last delectable half-pound of dried squid.
Rice, and curry, yam, taro, bonita, of course, a big cake Toyama is making, young pig--"
Another good thing is that you can easily add yams
to your daily diet.
STAKEHOLDERS have called for the repeal of the Export Prohibition Act, saying it hampers yam
leaves are medium to large in size and broad and heart-shaped, averaging 5-15 centimeters in length and 2-10 centimeters in width.
At a bustling roadside market in the small, yam-producing town of Agyaragu in central Nigeria, a group of seven young men fling yams
down a line to the last man inside the truck.
Every year, more than 50m tonnes of yams
are produced in over 4.6m hectares of land in West Africa, mainly in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and Benin Republic.
Prick the yams
all over with a fork, place on the baking sheet, and roast in the oven until soft when pierced in the middle with a fork, about 25 minutes.