Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mt. Vikos Glazed and Roasted Figs

From David Rosengarten:

This fat glass jar is filled with whole fresh figs that have been roasted, creating a wonderful chewy-tender texture. The figs have been glazed with, among other things, grape juice concentrate and apple juice, leading to a not-too-sweet, brown and shiny sauce.

Rich and sweet with aromatic spiciness

A PDF monograph about the fig
, more than you could dream of about this inverted flower which becomes a fruit.

I have no idea what variety of fig is used in these, but here's a database of all fig varieties, from arguably the largest database about figs available on the internet.