I love figs and was lucky enough to find a whole lot of huge fig trees near my kid's house and we picked and picked.
So I have been cooking with these delightful little morsels which I think are a bit of an acquired taste!
Some are sweeter than others, as they ripen and now I have some left over if anyone wants to come try! Have cooked several dishes with them included cheese and fig toasted sandwiches for visitors who loved them!
I have always eaten dried fgs - it was a Christmas staple in England when I was little. I can eat fresh figs but have not eaten any since that question we had on AA about the "visitors" that live in them . . . now I peer at fresh figs with suspicion.
i dont remember that one but it applies to all fruit especially stone fruit.
My friend (LOL) who took off with my husband had 130 apricot trees and there were always worms in them till she started to spray and even then if you let them ripen too long, worms would appear - they dont eat much and only apricots in their tummies!
I would eat masses of fresh figs when I was a kid as there were lots of trees nearby which we could help ourselves from!!! I have always loved them fresh and also dried. I now have a small tree in a tub here in Nth Qld, and I get fruit on it regularly, which has always been such a surprise for me!! When I see the ridiculously expensive price of them in the supermarkets and fruit shops, I just cannot understand why they are so dear. They are a fruit which grows so prolifically.I think it could be to do with the 'trendiness' of using them in many of the cooking shows now on TV.
Yes, I love figs. We had a fig tree when I was growing up. My dad used to put paperbags over the ones that were ripening up, so the bull-bull's, (wrong spelling?) wouldn't eat them. I haven't seen any b-b's since then! My bought some in Aldi this morning, while I was doing the food shopping. The 1st 1 I tried wasn't juicy, but I hope some of the others will be! I also buy the dried ones, when I can, & I dice those up on my breakfast cereal.
Recently, (in Jan '17) I found a 360g jar of Kalamata fresh figs, & a 370g of Kalamata dried figs, both by the 'Sandhurst Family Collection'. I haven't tried them as yet, but I'm sure they'd be quite yummy over vanilla ice-cream or Greek yogurt.