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Sweet Potato Pie and Cake Results

November 12, 2009

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum held its first cooking contest, Their Eyes Were Watching Sweet Potatoes.  Sweet potatoes, often confused with yams, are from the New World, while pies originated in the Old World.  Sweet potatoes were once considered exotic and precious by European royalty and the pies and cakes from this past Saturday would have surely brought them to their knees.
The 2009 winners are…(photos by David Gallent)

614823Sweet Potato Pie Category

Sweet Potato Pie in a Bread Pudding Style
Wendy Waren and Drue Deshotels
New Orleans, Louisiana



614834Sweet Potato Cake Category

Sweet Potato Rum Cake
Gwen Cashio
Destrehan, Louisiana



614813Youth Category

Sweet Potato Flan Cake
Seth Osborne, aka “Chef Seth”
Gretna, Louisiana

The judges for the contests were Mary Gallant, representing the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission; Dale Irwin, Country Roads Magazine; and Betty Ruth Speir, retired physician and cookbook author.

Due to its success, the contest will be conducted again next year, though it will be expanded to accommodate new ideas and strategies.

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