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Old 11-20-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh but I'm ready to relocate......
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I think its a south/north and black/white thing.......but thats me generalizing!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:35 PM
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Location: Louisiana
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I think its a south/north and black/white thing.......but thats me generalizing!!
I don't think you could generalize and more than that AND i agree.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Bugtussle, near Atlanta
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I think its a south/north and black/white thing.......but thats me generalizing!!
Well, in The South, I think you will find sweet potato pie to be more common, and that is across racial lines. I know blacks and whites down here that make and enjoy either, but in each case you are more likely to encounter sweet potato. So to that extent I would not say it is a racial divide on that, just a regional culture thing. In The North, you won't see sweet potato pie much, if at all, but the few times I did run across it indeed it WAS more likely among black people...maybe just a case of taking food preferences north with them when family members relocated from states to the south. You cook what you know and prefer even when you move and the base ingredients are not as common in your new locale. Family tradition and custom endure even over great distance and time. There is probably a comparable divide concerning where rice wins out (or at least has an increased preference) over potatoes as being a featured starch in a meal. Southerners DO tend to embrace rice more frequently than Northerners, maybe because we have grown it down here for so long.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Perhaps it has nothing to do with culture or race, and everything to do with the length of the growing season.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: mass
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We would have to ask someone in the south.

I am white/massachusetts/pumpkin pie

my step dad is white/south carolina/sweet potato pie (well that is what he likes but we don't make it lol.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nothing racial or regional here. I simply don't like sweet potatoes. Nobody in my family does so my mom never made sweet potato pie.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Homemade pumpkin pie and fresh made whipped cream. Oh yeah!

I do like sweet potatoes but in original form. mostly because of nutritional value.
My son just said last night that he wanted pumpkin pie with whip cream from the can! I never let a can of "whipped cream" or a container of whipped cream within sight of my house...I guess it is what you don't get usually that is special.

I have never had sweet potato pie, and doubt if I ever had sweet potatoes growing up. However, I now love sweet potatoes and we eat them regularly in my house.

I do think it is a regional difference, not a racial one. And I don't think that any increase in northern blacks over northern whites eating it should be attributed to racial culture differences, but as regional again (theory being that a main percentage of those northern blacks preferring sweet potato pie have a cultural history in the South).
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I'm black. Both my son and I love both sweet potato and pumpkin pies. My dh, who is also black, hates both. I also LOOOOOOOVE sweet potato pudding. yum!

Born in Texas. Both parents raised in the south.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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My family and I are all originally from the northeast and we're white. We all eat sweet potato pie; none of us like pumpkin pie.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Interesting subject! We are white, and I grew up in Oklahoma, and we never had sweet potato pie, although we did always have a sweet potato casserole dish with marshmallows. And for dessert we usually had a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. (I never did like the pumpkin pie, though) I moved to New England many years ago, and my hubby's family doesn't eat either pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie. I sometimes make a sweet potato casserole (without the marshmallows!), but few in the family will eat sweet potatoes in any form. And pumpkin pie is just reviled by all. His family isn't big on pies of any kind, although they did learn to love my pecan pie.
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