At times, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to live in the San Francisco Bay Area with our access to fresh and exotic foods and a heightened appreciation for it.
Fig season is a good example. There’s a lot of it at the markets now, but not only can I get fresh figs, but I can get specialty figs as well. Case in point: these beautiful Turkish brown figs I found at my local gourmet grocery store in Rockridge.
Typically, black mission figs are the common ones around this time, and they are surely good to eat. But I’d never seen fresh Turkish brown figs and just the unusual streaks and color made me have to photograph them. Another reason why I’m so spoiled here? I easily picked up some speck (cured meat similar to prosciutto) and an unusual French cheese to pair with my figs so I could enjoy everything fresh and unblemished.
Here are a few shots of the figs and my pre-dinner snack I had over the weekend, and you can see more in the slideshow below.
As always, check out my Exhibits page for more of my food image slideshows.
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