In season: Figs
Eating a fresh fig can be a bit like getting on a motorcycle for the first time — slightly intimidating but joyous.
While I’ve heard their taste described as a mix between a peach and a strawberry, it’s safe to say that the pulpy flesh is richly sweet and juicy when they’re properly ripened. If you’re picking figs, you want to know what color they are supposed to be when they’re ripe — there are a number of varieties from yellow to black.
While the texture should have some give, as with most fruit you want to avoid the mushy ones. Figs need to be refrigerated in order to keep, but it’s still best to eat them a few days after you buy them.