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Gettin' Figgy With It – The Joy of Fresh French Figs

I do love fresh figs! Well, actually I like them dried, too. And made into jam. And tartes. And breads. And well...any way they're prepared! If you're a figgy person, now's your moment in France, fresh figs are in season, abundantly available and reasonably priced.

I have to admit, the closest I got to a fresh fig growing up was a Fig Newton. It's only since coming to France that I've begun to eat them fresh. I recently picked these beauties up in the little fruit and veggie market featured in my Trip to a Small French Food Market post. Aren't they gorgeous?! They're almost too pretty to eat – emphasis on almost.

I also picked up a small crottin de chèvre in the same shop (a small goat cheese) and decided that and a glass of rosé were the perfect accompaniments to the fig and would suffice as my dinner that evening. It was delicious!


  1. Yummy! First time I had a fresh fig was while vacationing in France. We would get them every year. Funny thing, I have never eaten a Fig Newton!

  2. That looks yummy! I love Fig Newtons, and I'm a fan of dried figs too. Never eaten them fresh...the price has always stopped me from putting them in my cart. (:


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