Fruit and fig porn from the farms of Sardinia, Italy

“The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.” Freda Adler

The edible fig is one of the first plants cultivated by humans, and was a huge food source for the Romans who used figs to fatten geese for the production of foie gras. Ever wonder why your foie gras has a slight pink-ish colour to it?

Fig leaves have for centuries been used to cover the genitals of nude figures in paintings and sculptures as a protector of modesty, and I find this contradictory as the fig has to be the most sexy, erotic fruit I have ever laid eyes on. There is no modesty in a ripe, red fig is there? This is probably why I happened upon this interesting bit of information while searching for quotes on figs: God Hates Figs, he also talked about them a lot in the Bible.

Figs can be eaten dried or fresh, but keep in mind that once picked the fig will not last long. It’s better to sit under and ancient fig tree and eat them as they fall from the tree, like we do in Sardinia. High in fiber and calcium figs are known for having a laxative effect on the body – indulge a little, enjoy a lot.

Figs and other fruit

Figs and other fruit by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013

This fruit was grown and purchased from a friends farm. I love summer and all the delicious bounty it brings forth every year.

What’s your favourite summer fruit?

  • © 2010-2013 Jennifer Avventura All rights reserved.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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10 Responses to Fruit and fig porn from the farms of Sardinia, Italy

  1. Fresh figs are either hard to find (in Windsor, Canada) or overly priced. I get my fix of fresh ones while I’m here then buy the dried ones at home…love them stuffed with almonds! YUM!

  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    Figs are very expensive in Australia, so I eat lots when I am in Italy. Here I can’t get enough mangoes in summer.

  3. Diane C says:

    Stop it! You are making me drool! :D

  4. sharron fitzpatrick says:

    Peaches are my favourite, my neighbour manages to grow them – yes in Yorkshire England- we are South facing, the peaches are only small but taste like heaven – be having some figs in a fortnight, we will be back in our 2nd home for a week – can’t wait Sardinia here we come.

  5. chirose says:

    You weren’t kidding – that photo is amazing..!! I love figs because of my mom. She grew up on a small island off the coast of Croatia and she would tell me September was the perfect time for fig eating. And so we did..!! Thank you for the post :)

  6. restlessjo says:

    I do like figs, Jen, but I like tart fruits like gooseberries and rhubarb too :)

  7. Rosemarie says:

    I love figs and nectarines are another favorite on my long list!!! Pears, apples, melons, berries, rhubarb, etc, etc!!!! I love the display photo of fruits you displayed! Have a fruitful day!

    Rosemarie
    The Sard/American

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