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Ripe for Autumn’s Hearth
Baked dishes reveal the abundance of autumn's ingredients like figs, eggplant, tomatoes and peppers among others, and recipes such as a fig tart with caramelized onion highlight the pleasures of cooking with them. There are more savory baking recipes like the eclair made with tomato and basil, a potpie with ratatouille and cornmeal biscuits, and more.
IT all started when my friend Robin called to ask how to roast a chicken with the fresh figs she’d just picked up. ...
... “Do I chop the figs up and stuff them under the skin? Or throw them whole in the pan along with the chicken?” she asked.
I didn’t know. Not only had I never roasted a chicken with figs, but I’d never roasted a fig, or ...
Full Story: Ripe for Autumn’s Hearth; By MELISSA CLARK on the NYTimes.com
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