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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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit & Cheese Bites

Dried apricot and Parmesan “sandwiches.” You can sandwich almost any cheese between the fruit. Photo courtesy ParmigianoReggiano.com | FB.   Fruit and cheese is a popular dessert in Europe’s best foodie countries, including France and Italy. But you don’t need to put together a platter. We found this quick idea on the Parmigiano Reggiano Facebook…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Gourmet Fig Recipes For National Fig Week

Fresh black mission figs with foie gras and a frisée salad. Photo courtesy BLT Steak Atlanta.   National Fig Week is the first week in November. One of the simplest desserts, enjoyed since early times, is figs with honey. It couldn’t be easier: just decide how many figs you want to serve to each person…
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