| || ||Black Mission Figs (tree ripe) *L*S*|
The story that Adam wandered through the Garden of Eden wearing a fig leaf should give you an idea of how long figs have been around. It's a shame that more Americans are not familiar with their attributes. According to Alice Waters in her new book, Chez Panisse Fruit, "Their soft, honeyed character tames the aggressiveness of hot peppers, garlic, and onions; stands up to the assertiveness of anchovies; and is beautifully complemented by the herbaceous flavors of thyme, mint and lavender. The classic Italian combination of figs and prosciutto has led us to explore other combinations of figs with salty or smoky pork and poultry". Waters continues, "(the BLACK MISSION's) purple-black delicate skin contains flesh that ranges from pale to dark pink and has good flavor...Ripe figs give to gentle pressure and often have small cracks in the skin."
Pack: 12/full-pints; 6/full-pints
Availability: June through November from California
Ship: Truck or Airfreight
Notice: 1 day
(Last Updated: 8/13/2012 9:24:18 PM PST)