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Re: Unknown food/ingredient

Jacqueline wrote:
> All;
>         I've had great success with asking about ingredients on the list, so
> here goes another one.  Anyone know what 'manioc' is?  Apparently, it's a
> Latin American staple crop... but what *is* it?
> Wondering,
> Jacqueline

Manioc is the same as Cassava, botanical names Manihot utilissima, M.
esculenta.  It's also known as Brazilian Arrowroot, Yuca and Tapioca. 
The roots are eaten boiled or baked, usually with a sauce, or to thicken
stews and sauces.  The common use here is tapioca pudding.