What We’re Loving: Figs

by Kate H. Knapp on June 20, 2014

in Desserts, Drinks, Featured, Fruit, Salads, What We’re Loving

What We're Loving: Figs

Ah, sweet and seductive figs. Though I grew up eating Fig Newtons—delightfully unaware that the fig in the name referred to an actual fruit—my love affair with the purple and plump figs didn’t truly begin until breakfast one morning in Paris (as so many epic romances do). Sitting with my adorable mom—who happens to be my favorite woman in the world—in a Saint Germain hotel, I tasted the most divine fig jam lovingly plopped atop a rich, buttery croissant. That one bite and I knew I had found my soul-fruit.

Fast forward years later, and I now have a ridiculously cute puppy named Figgy Pudding (technically Figaro Pudding), I make my own jam every year in an attempt to emulate that first taste, and I rejoice (happy dance and all) with each new fig recipe I find.

Thanks to the efforts of these brilliantly-talented food bloggers and their gorgeous (is there anything prettier than a fresh fig?) recipes, I’ve been able to feed my fig addiction—for a moment. And now you can, too.

Decadent cheese, sweet fresh figs, tangy pomegranate. This Pan-Fried Halloumi, Fig, and Pomegranate salad (pictured above) truly has it all, and then some. {From He Needs Food}

What We're Loving: Figs

You may want to sit down. Meet swoon-worthy Fig, Balsamic, and Rosemary Hand Pies, or simply figs on the go. It’s ok to sigh. {from Local Milk

What We're Loving: Figs

Just when you think you couldn’t love figs more, you find Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka and its sinfully good Figtini. Cheers! {From Tasty Yummies}

What We're Loving: Figs

Trifle? Please. There’s nothing small about this Honeyed Fig Trifle with Goat Cheese Mascarpone Yogurt Cream—except maybe the amount of willpower you have when you taste it. {From Kitchen Confidante}

What We're Loving: Figs

As you can see, figs lend themselves to so many wonderful savory and sweet dishes, but they also play well with other flavors, such as these tasty Blackberry, Blueberry, and Fig Tartlets. {From Eat Boutique}

Photos courtesy of: Beth, John, Beth, Liren, and Sean St. John.

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Kate H. Knapp

Head Recipe Tester & Shop Editor at Eat Boutique
Kate H. Knapp has been cooking since she was stove-high and whisk-strong. She comes from a long line of cooks and bakers, from whom she learned the sweet power of sugar, the thrill of egg whites, the magic of leftovers, and the importance of being fearless in the kitchen. Kate works as the Urbanist Boston City Guide Editor and has recently earned a Masters in Gastronomy. She spends her free time testing recipes, practicing food photography, and reading cookbooks. Her recipe for life is a work in progress—needs a dash more of this and a pinch of that—but she couldn't be happier with her ingredients.


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