Ok, what's with the figs? Fresh figs seem to be the goodie of the moment. I see more fig recipes in the paper, in mags and online than I ever remember seeing.
My husband works at a well-known historic house site, replete with 18th century gardens. He says there is a huge bumper crop of figs this year.
Is there some worldwide explosion of fig production, leading to a plethora of fig recipes?