world cuisine | languages
search help | about us | allergies

Main dictionary      Translate from English       Keywords      Varieties      Latin
Search for:          

This is the searchable online international food dictionary with 61,500 terms in 302 languages plus 12,690 plurals.

Just type in the word that you're looking for and press enter or click on search. There are other types of search; see search help for more information.


The database behind this site was the loving creation of Suzy Oakes, who sadly passed away on 31st July 2011. She will be greatly missed.

A cookbook, featuring Suzy's favourite recipies is now available. People who are interested should contact Mun Flint on Currently, the cost is 12.50 plus postage and packing. All proceeds go to the Suzy Oakes Trust for Mill Road.


Plural: camotes

Language: Spanish

Description: Sweet potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable native to tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is long and knobbly. Young shoots and leaves may also be eaten. The skin varies from purple to red to brown, while the flesh could be white, orange, purple or yellow. It can be treated in the same way as a potato: boiled, baked, mashed, fried, made into crisps (US: potato chips).

Sweet potatoes, with thanks to Michael Young's Fruit & Veg in Cambridge Market

Pronounced: kah-MOH-tehs
Latin: Ipomoea batatas/Dioscorea spp.
Ethnicity: Latin American, Mexican, Spanish
Most frequent country: Latin America, Mexico, Spain
Also known as: batata

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Mexican food and cuisine

Feel free to e-mail us if there are any additions, changes or corrections that you'd like to see.

© Suzy Oakes 1998-2011, all rights reserved
All data appearing on this site are copyright protected
Database last updated: 21 June 2011 12:23