I’ve been the fortunate receipent of several pints of fresh white figs this summer. My daughter’s camp counselor has a tree growing in her family’s yard that started from a branch her great-great-great-grandfather brought over from Italy to New York – how cool is that?
Back in the early 90s, when I was a dietetic intern living in Boston, my girlfriend and I would save our dollars to treat ourselves now and then to Figs, the upscale wood-fired pizza oven restaurant owned by Todd English on Charles Street. The waiters wore shirts that stated “Never Trust a Round Pizza” and we’d always get half Spicy Shrimp with Caramelized Leeks and half Fig, Prosciutto & Gorgonzola. I’ve always loved pizza but those meals opened my eyes on what really could be considered a pizza topping.
So, here’s my version of fig pizza – nowhere on the level of Figs’ offering but still pretty darn tasty, especially when you know exactly where those figs where grown.
What are your favorite pizza toppings? What’s the most unique toppings you’ve eaten or made?