Figs Fo Sho

When we're in the mood to munch, we love to snack on our beloved Fig Newtons. But we're a little hesitant to try the purple, squishy, turnip-shaped fruit in its pure form, even after years of watching our mother pop them whole into her mouth straight from the tree in our backyard. And for others like me, who have no idea what to do with the fruit, the Central Market Cooking School Staff is hosting an Iron Chef-like cooking class, incorporating figs into a five-course meal as the featured ingredient. For $60 per person, conquer your fig fears from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Market, 5750 E. Lovers Lane. To register, visit
Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m., 2010


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