For 10 years, we have been a proud sponsor of Chef Joanne Weir, starting first by supporting her television show “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” in 2006 and now as a supporter of her food travel television show, Plates & Places. Weir’s cooking with figs brings people together over good food.
In Plates & Places, Weir takes viewers to Morocco, Greece, Italy and beyond. Her Wine Country episode serves up sumptuous fresh figs with our Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs. Tune in below for a taste of Sonoma.
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Cooking with Figs at Home
Pita Crisps with Apple Ginger & Fig Salsa
Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or an appetizer chock full of fruit, don’t miss this fruit salsa.
Fig Fontina Cheese Gougeres
We first tried these puffy cheese and mission dried fig gougeres out of the oven at a dinner with Joanne and were hooked. They’re best served right away and are as easy as piping and then baking them.
Lavash Pizza with Greens, Dried Figs, Gorgonzola + Almonds
You know appetizers that easily swing into light meal options—say hello to lavash pizza with dried figs!
Oatmeal Cookies with Figs, Chocolate Chips + Walnuts
Weeknight or baking night, the best part of oatmeal cookies is the chewy dried figs… and chocolate.
Fig Armagnac Ice Cream
Infusing our California Dried Figs with Armagnac adds a touch of boozy flavor to homemade ice cream.
Fig Upside Down Cake
Fresh figs with sticky caramel bring upside down cake to life in a fresh way. (Try it a la mode with Fig Armagnac Ice Cream).
Turkey Cutlets with Citrus Fig Sauce
Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving—try breaded turkey cutlets, pan-fried and served with fruity sauce.
Salmon Wrapped in Fig Leaves with Dried Fig Salsa Verde
If you’ve ever baked parchment packets, Joanne created this dish with fig leaves straight from our orchards in this flavorful dish that’s a great way to use leaves from your backyard fig tree deliciously!
Pork Loin Recipe with Onion Fig Marmalade
Pork loin is fancy enough for special evenings but not too fussy for weeknights. The onion fig marmalade makes this dish.
Grilled Chicken with California Dried Figs Pistachio, Lemon and Shallot Relish
Make restaurant quality grilled chicken at home—the secret’s not in the sauce but in the aromatic dried fig relish.
Escarole Salad with California Dried Figs, Walnuts, and Shaved Manchego
Ditch the romaine and spinach for peppery escarole in a salad with crunch, umami, and dried figs.
Melon Fennel Fig Grape Salad
Juicy melon and crunchy fennel with its anise flavor are an end of summer sizzler in this fresh fig salad.
Quinoa Salad with Figs, Orange, Ginger & Mint
When winter needs a pop of brightness, make this meatless main dish or side salad with dried figs.
Freekeh Pilaf with Dried California Figs
Need a nutty side dish—no need to freak. Reach for freekeh, an ancient grain of green wheat that’s popular in the Levant and this pilaf with our dried figs will be your favorite way to eat it.
Lemon Infused Pearl Couscous with Figs
Also known as Israeli couscous, citrus infuses golden figs and pearl couscous into an uplifting side dish.