[1] You can use both green and purple figs in this recipe. A combination is more alluring (all photos © California Figs). [2] Kadota figs keep their color when pickled. [3] Mission figs, combined with Kadota figs, give the jar of pickled figs more eye appeal. [4] All figs, be they fresh, dried or picked, […]

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[1] Decorate with mini cookies and you’ve got a two-in-one dessert—plus a pretty pie garnish (photos # 1, #2, #3 and #7 © Williams Sonoma). [2] These “punches” produce mini cookies from conventional pie or cookie dough. They are available seasonally at Williams Sonoma and elsewhere. [3] Here, the cutouts are used to decorate the […]

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[1] Spaghetti with fig soffrito. The recipe is below (photo © California Figs). [2] Dried Black Mission figs (photos #2 and #4 © Good Eggs). [3] Dried Golden figs. [4] Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Parmesan is the generic form, of more modest quality (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [5] Garnish with a pinch of crushed red chile flakes […]

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[1] Brown Turkey figs are available fresh from California (photo © Heather Barnes | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] Chocolate-covered figs: Delicious for entertaining and gifting (photo © California Figs). [3] A classic appetizer: melon with figs and prosciutto (photo © Good Eggs). [4] America’s best-known fresh fig varieties: Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Mission (photo […]

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[1] Stroopwafel cookies, made to top a cup of coffee but yummy with another beverage—or alone (all photos © 3 Bros Cookies). [2] There’s a selection of gift boxes, including a holiday gift box with chocolate-dipped, decorated cookies. [3] Prefer milk? It’s a delicious combination. [4] The holiday gift tin. [5] Try your hand at […]

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Pizza is no longer a lunch and dinner mainstay; it’s also for breakfast dinner dessert. This sweet pizza celebrates National Caramel Apple Day: It’s topped with both caramel and sliced apples. Instead of ricotta, there’s creamy mascarpone, and a garnish of toasted with crispy pecans. There are more recipes below, for both caramel apples and […]

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