DRIED FIGS--give me some tips on the various types and countries of origin..
I've just found a new love--dried figs. But I notice that the range of these is very wide. For example, I just found some fantastic dried figs from France (at Fairway market in NYC) that are much juicier and lusher than the California figs I had previously. Are there various types of figs that are dried and imported into the US? What are your favorites? Does anyone have a favorite non-dessert recipe using dried, or even fresh, figs?