Wintry Mood Finger Food: Dried Figs Done 3 Ways

Francine Segan | Fri, 11/03/2023 - 07:00
Figs drying out in the sun
Figs drying out in the sun / Photo: Nicola Loparco via Dreamstime
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The ancient Romans ate figs — one of the oldest cultivated fruits — prepared fresh and dried and in both sweet and savory dishes. They believed that figs brought pleasant dreams, so often included the fruit with dinner. Still today, figs feature in many traditional cookies, including cuccidati, cakes and jams; on focaccia; and in mostarda, the spicy-sweet, candied fruit and mustard oil condiment that tastes so wonderful paired with aged cheese. Many northern regions grow figs, bu

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