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ingredient. It doesn't have that "tang" that
other fig jams have, but it does have fewer
seeds. This is the cheapest fig jam on the
market at 17 cents an ounce.
New Zealand fruit paste is packaged as
a gourmet item and is as intense as pastes
get. It has a lot of gelling agents and acidity
regulators. It is delightful cut into small
cubes with wafers and goat/sheep cheeses.
This is very expensive.
Mechaalany brand whole figs in syrup

hail from Lebanon. The sweetness of these
figs belies their ordinary brown look. The
texture of soft, intense fig taste is almost
magical. Some of these are marinated with
clove, sesame and citric acid. They can be
ground down and watered to make your
own fig jam, which will stretch the 32 cents
per ounce cost.
Dalmatia Fig Spread is known (by me)
as the "king of pizza fig jams." I've seen this
fig jam used on many a winning pizza at

the World Pizza Championships in Italy,
as well as the International Pizza Expo
in Las Vegas. This has both the intense
citrus "twang" of a great fig jam without
being overpoweringly sweet. It is from
Croatia and is also available with orange
added - but is very expensive at $1.29
an ounce.

Figger and Better Food
Pairings
Figs and the more-intense fig products
figure into the culinary scene today with
myriad uses.
With cheese combinations: Goat
cheese-basil-pomegranate-basil; fresh
cream cheese-black pepper-honey;
Gorgonzola-caramelized onion-toasted
pine nuts; Honey-mint-ricotta; mascarpone-basil-honey-arugula; Burratabalsamic glaze-pistachio; bleu cheesewalnuts-maple syrup and endive-country
ham-Monterey jack.
With meats: Prosciutto di Parma;
Serrano ham; Country ham; speck; quail
and duck.
With fruits and vegetables: Dates,
radicchio, fennel, lemon, walnuts,
pumpkin seeds, bananas, orange, arugula,
chestnuts, coconuts, almonds, apples,
bread, melon, pecans, lavender, lemon,
ginger, grapes, cranberry, frisee lettuce,
romaine stem, dandelion, blackberry,
blueberry, raspberry, cherry, macadamia,
oats, granola, kale, avocado, shallot, beet,
watermelon, lime, butternut squash and
delicate squash.
Spices and other items: Rosemary,
cinnamon, thyme, cardamom, anise,
mint, lavender, fennel seed, fennel pollen,
cloves, chocolate, caramel and bay leaf.

House-made fig jam
Because of the easy availability of dried
figs, you may want your own proprietary
fig jam. This method is as easy as fig-pie
and doesn't call for large amounts of sugar
and pectin. For between $6 and $8, I can
make four cups of surprisingly delicious
fig jam that keeps under refrigeration for
weeks. I like to add fresh raspberries for
the nice color and tangy flavor they add.

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Pizza & Pasta Northeast Recap
Road to Pizza Expo
Menu Guide
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Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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