Election Day: Which Pie Gets Your Vote, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin?

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Today's an important day.

Today, in the U.S., we vote.

We're voting on a lot of things, and one thing's for sure -- politics can get weird. So today I'm bringing it back to the real issues. The things that matter.

The Issues Explained

A New York Times infographic from 2009 shows pumpkin with a strong lead last year.

Pundit Gut Thinking gives the edge to sweet potato on the basis of superior nutrition.

Commenters on Serious Eats debated a few years ago. Consensus was reached on the following points:

  • Sweet potato is fluffier; pumpkin has a custard consistency.
  • Pumpkin has more spices, while sweet potato tastes more like the ingredient.

The Campaign Ads

BLOCK - SWEET POTATO PIE music video from onur tukel on Vimeo.

The Endorsements

Credit: Chris Barrett

Election Research

Sweet Potato:



I'm blogging A Month of Pies, aka NaBloPieMo. I'm not promising to bake a pie a day ... but I might. Today, I whipped up this little Bourbon sweet potato number from Cooks Illustrated. I'd vote for it. Twice.

PS: I promise, pie pics will happen.


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