Mark Bittman Agrees With Me
[Image taken by Evan Sung for the New York Times]
Last year I went on a little rant about how much I HATE when people put marshmallows on their sweet potatoes. Ok, maybe it was more like a huge rant (can you still sense my bitterness?) But this year, I am happy to read that Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times, agrees with me. I mean, frankly, why wouldn’t someone self-dubbed “The Minimalist” agree that sweet potatoes do not need marshmallows? His name itself indicates that good foods need little embellishment, especially a food like sweet potatoes.
So, if last year’s accolade to the sweet potato didn’t convince you, at least give Mark Bittman’s recipe for simple shredded sweet potatoes a try. It’s different, it’s healthy and it doesn’t compromise the inherently sweet nature of any of its ingredients. After all, this year we’re trying to cut back on our grocery bills, right?
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