Yes, you’re correct; figs won’t be in season for months, and they’ll be hit-or-miss even then. But dried figs are available all year, and they are very versatile. Add figs to a pizza or salad for a hint of sweetness without a whole lot of fuss. Or just spread fig jam on Parmesan chips and call that dinner, perhaps with a sip of wine.

fig leaves

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Fig-stuffed pork loin with roast fingerling potatoes and a bitter green salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Fig, arugula and goat cheese pizza (or arugula salad with figs & goat cheese)
  • Need a Miracle: Grilled cheese – sharp Italian cheese & fig jam, served with a side salad

Recipe Links

Parting Thought

The proper way to eat a fig, in society,

Is to split it in four, holding it by the stump,

And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four petalled flower.

D.H. Lawrence, Figs

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