By Marie Simmons
They arrive clean or dry, in yellow or pink, from California and Mediterranean and heart japanese nations. they're in eating places, supermarkets, fruit stands, backyards, and within a few very recognized cookies. What are they? They're figs -- one in every of America's favourite fruits.
From challenge and Kadota figs to Adriatic and Calimyrna forms, award-winning cookbook writer Marie Simmons leaves no fig or fig leaf unturned during this striking booklet approximately this such a lot impressive fruit: Fig Heaven.
Figs are harvested in overdue summer time and early fall, yet, thankfully for us, they're simply dried and packaged, so they're to be had throughout the year. choked with supplements and antioxidants, plump, aromatic figs are guilt-free indulgences that may be loved in numerous ways.
Fig Heaven is an inviting, complete cookbook supplying 70 recipes for either clean and dried figs. they vary from appetizers, salads, and sandwiches to entrées and desserts.
On the savory part, you'll locate Open-Faced Dried Fig and Melted Blue Cheese Sandwiches; Fettuccine with clean Figs, Lemon, and Rosemary; and Lamb Pilaf with Artichokes and Dried Figs. in case your candy teeth wishes a few actual pride, there's a clean Fig and Peach fall apart, Dried Fig and Walnut Biscotti, and Molten Chocolate Roasted Figs with Vanilla Custard Sauce.