What We Love: Figs

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What We're Loving: Figs

Ah, sweet and seductive figs. Though I grew up eating Fig Newtons—delightfully unaware that the fig in the name referred to an actual fruit—my love affair with the purple and plump figs didn’t truly begin until breakfast one morning in Paris (as so many epic romances do). Sitting with my adorable mom—who happens to be my favorite woman in the world—in a Saint Germain hotel, I tasted the most divine fig jam lovingly plopped atop a rich, buttery croissant. That one bite and I knew I had found my soul-fruit.

Fast forward years later, and I now have a ridiculously cute puppy named Figgy Pudding (technically Figaro Pudding), I make my own jam every year in an attempt to emulate that first taste, and I rejoice (happy dance and all) with each new fig recipe I find.

Thanks to the efforts of these brilliantly-talented food bloggers and their gorgeous (is there anything prettier than a fresh fig?) recipes, I’ve been able to feed my fig addiction—for a moment. And now you can, too.

Decadent cheese, sweet fresh figs, tangy pomegranate. This Pan-Fried Halloumi, Fig, and Pomegranate salad (pictured above) truly has it all, and then some. {From He Needs Food}

What We're Loving: Figs

You may want to sit down. Meet swoon-worthy Fig, Balsamic, and Rosemary Hand Pies, or simply figs on the go. It’s ok to sigh. {from Local Milk

What We're Loving: Figs

Just when you think you couldn’t love figs more, you find Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka and its sinfully good Figtini. Cheers! {From Tasty Yummies}

What We're Loving: Figs

Trifle? Please. There’s nothing small about this Honeyed Fig Trifle with Goat Cheese Mascarpone Yogurt Cream—except maybe the amount of willpower you have when you taste it. {From Kitchen Confidante}

What We're Loving: Figs

As you can see, figs lend themselves to so many wonderful savory and sweet dishes, but they also play well with other flavors, such as these tasty Blackberry, Blueberry, and Fig Tartlets. {From Eat Boutique}

Photos courtesy of: Beth, John, Beth, Liren, and Sean St. John.

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers and shares our version of #foodgiftlove. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr and Pinterest.

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Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique​–​a food​-​retail concept space ​with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.

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