Pasta With Figs Recipe For National Fig Week

[1] Spaghetti with fig soffrito. The recipe is below (photo © California Figs). [2] Dried Black Mission figs (photos #2 and #4 © Good Eggs). [3] Dried Golden figs. [4] Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Parmesan is the generic form, of more modest quality (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [5] Garnish with a pinch of crushed red chile flakes…
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Fig Recipes For National Fig Week

[1] Brown Turkey figs are available fresh from California (photo © Heather Barnes | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] Chocolate-covered figs: Delicious for entertaining and gifting (photo © California Figs). [3] A classic appetizer: melon with figs and prosciutto (photo © Good Eggs). [4] America’s best-known fresh fig varieties: Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Mission (photo…
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Chocolate Covered Figs Recipe & More Recipes For Fig Season

While National Fig Week is the first week of November, figs begin their season as a late summer fruit. A good produce department should be full of them right now. Have you ever tasted a fig at peak ripeness? Whether it’s enjoyed as a hand fruit, served with cheese for dessert, accenting a charcuterie board,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Salad Garnish

Le Coq Rico is a poultry-centric bistro in Manhattan that specializes in whole roast birds: chicken, duck, game hen and quails. But among such French classics, you can find some food fun; like this arugula-fig salad with parmesan cheese and a popcorn garnish! After we first had it at the restaurant, we started using popcorn…
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FOOD 101: The World’s Oldest Foods

[1] Figs growing on the tree (photo courtesy Indoor Citrus Trees). [2] Brown turkey figs (photo courtesy Melissa’s).   For back-to-school season, we went back to “food school” to re-examine the domestication of crops. In 2006, the discovery of figs in an 11,400-year-old house near the ancient city of Jericho established figs as the world’s…
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