Spotlight on figs - set to be this Summer's most trendy fruit

Will figs enjoy their place in the sun this Summer?

by: Chanté Felix | 14 Nov 2017
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Just as Summer has officially passed in the Northern hemisphere, Man Repeller noted that figs (on toast) are the next big thing - bye, bye avos, hello figs! 

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We found this quite interesting, because even though fig season is not yet in full bloom here, we've noticed them slowly creeping into our Insta feeds... and not just in the form of figs on toast but in general!

Could this be a trend? Is the fig set to be Summer's hottest fruit?

As someone who doesn't eat figs, I’ll be the last to disregard the fact that a freshly cut open fig makes for an Insta-worthy picture! And maybe this is exactly why they have become so popular and frequently ‘grammed'. 


Flat lays


On waffles even!

These goodness-only waffles have Weekend Wonderful written all over them! Recipe at

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They seem to make almost any picture pop! for those of you who are a bit fig crazy, feast your eyes on these figgy recipes.

Chocolate dipped figs with orange and almond

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Roasted figs with Gorgonzola cream

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Sweet omelette with figs and brandy chocolate sauce

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Spicy fig and plum chutney

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Decadent Camembert with caramelised figs

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What do you think? Are figs going to be this Summer's 'it' fruit?

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