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For the Love of Figs

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“How many figs do you have on your tree?” This is all I hear during harvest season in my family. Over the past few years, my husband, Jamie, and my father, and my brother, Tony, each acquired fig trees for their yards. Since the first year of cultivating them, these men relentlessly compete over quantity. Among their four trees, the quality of the fruit never wavers – plump, ripe, hearty delicious figs make it to the table every year. Grazie a Dio! Figs are among the oldest cultivated crops, grown by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. In Italy, it’s ...

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