A Beautiful Mess: Figgin’ Delicious

As culinary artists, we can at times easily become caught up in the adventurous momentum of creating recipes—deeply inspired by color, flavor and texture, among various other things. However, it is good when we are reminded to simply relish the beauty of nature and all that it has to offer us each season.

These fresh Black Mission figs are just one example.

What were first intended to be used as a main component in a sweet and savory mix quickly morphed into an incredible mouthgasmic experience, all from one sampling of a succulent piece of fruit. I will admit without hesitation that several of my intended ingredients this past Spring and now Summer have resulted in mono-meal feasts for the senses, and I have absolutely no regrets for indulging in those intensely delicious moments.