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Winter Fancy Food Show Names the Fig a Top Culinary Trend; Kicks Off Another Year-Long Celebration of Nutritious California Figs
FRESNO, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlighted as one of the culinary world's trending items by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, figs took center stage at the 37th Annual Winter Fancy Food show in San Francisco this past January. California Figs allow chefs and consumers the opportunity to incorporate this on-trend fruit into an array of dishes throughout the year.
Figs are HOT at the Fancy Food Show - no surprise
Figs were featured as a trend at the 2012 Winter Fancy Food Show this year. See these articles to learn more about your favorite fruit.
- Specialty Food Magazine: Winter Fancy Food Show Day 1
- SmartBlog on Restaurants: Winter Fancy Food trends: Healthy cocktail mixers and pickled veggies
FIGS FAR FROM SCARY THIS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
California Figs Star in Nationally Syndicated "Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh" - Featuring these new Recipes from Chef Robert Del Grande
- Roasted California Mission Figs Stuffed with Bacon, Jalapeño Peppers and Cheese (Mission Figs Flameadeo)
- Brochette of Quail (Duck or Chicken) and California Mission Figs with Winter Green Salad
- Rib Eye Steak with Black Pepper Mission Figs, Roasted Garlic and Thyme
- Calimyrna Fig Sour Cream Cake with Caramel Cream Sauce
An award-winning chef and well-known journalist, Susan Westmoreland is responsible for planning and producing Good Housekeeping's food features. She hosts a video blog that tackles the age-old question, "What's for dinner tonight?" She also manages the editorial test kitchen, where the hundreds of recipes that appear in the magazine each year are developed and perfected through triple testing.
In the September issue, a fig feature in Susan Westmoreland’s section – Goodfood. Enjoy!
Savor Gourmet Food Samples and Extraordinary Wines from the Central San Joaquin Valley Best Chefs, Food Purveyors and Wine Makers. Enjoy Fresh and Dried California Figs, Delicious Recipes, Entertainment and More at the 8th Annual Fig Fest!
August 13th | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Fresno State - Ag East Lawn
The California Dried and Fresh Fig Industry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 YEAR of the FIG- They Draw & Cook Recipe Contest. The competition included over 140 beautiful tasty designs, submitted by talented food illustrators from all over the world.
The Fresno Advertising Federation recognized California Figs for high quality advertising and promotions in its recent ADDY Awards program held in Fresno, CA. Eight entries were designated Gold Medal winners.
Luscious! Addictive! Seedy Heaven! Taste of Eden! Sublime! These are the words and phrases used to describe California Figs by members of today's most preeminent culinary organizations – the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Les Dames d'Escoffier International (Les Dames).
Do you find that about this time every year you heave a sigh of relief to discover that the holidays are past, and begin to think that it is time to again look for balance in your life? Does your resolve include efforts to develop more balance between eating healthier, more exercise, spending more time with family and friends, and having more enjoyment in your life?
Let's begin with healthier eating and regular exercise. First of all, take this time to begin a fitness program; write down your goals and chart your progress. Another important component to a healthier you is to eat well. Plan your meals and snacks a week at a time; shop with a grocery list; buy fresh fruits and vegetables when they are available; and, don't leave good nutrition to chance! Reach often for dried fruits, like California Figs to add delicious nutrition, portability and unique flavors to your favorite foods, as well as for delicious snacking anytime.
This holiday season enjoy these delicious chef-inspired dishes presented by Chef Robert Del Grande, Houston, TX. Your friends and family will love the way Del Grande pairs simple ingredients with California figs.
Del Grande is the chef-owner of several outstanding Houston restaurants (notably RDG + Bar Annie and The Grove) and instrumental in the development of Southwestern Cuisine as we know and enjoy it today. In this holiday menu, Robert brings his inspiring use of simple ingredients to transform traditional dishes into spectacular dining choices for a fabulous holiday party!