I was introduced to fresh figs today. How have I never had a fresh fig before today?? Where have they been all my life? Before today the only figs I had ever had were in Fig Newtons.........sad face.
They are DELICIOUS. Subtly sweet, with a sugary texture that melts in your mouth.
Plus I have a special place in my heart for >this< Brett Dennen song. If you aren't familiar with Dennen you should check him out - you'll be happy you did AND you'll have a new favorite song about figs! I mean come on, after hearing that song, how much better did your already magical day get?
p.s. I love me some Grooveshark...sure it might be a dated version of this newfangled Spoh-ti-o-ti-doublicious---ify, but you don't need an invite! BAM! :)
p.s.s. That Brett Dennen song has been on my list of favorites for years despite the fact that I had no idea what a fig looked like or tasted like (I know....pathetic...and I call myself a foodie...who am I kidding?). Which means if you didn't listen to the song yet...you probably should. You won't regret it - pinky promise!