How to eat a fresh Fig (Warning: Passion Overload)

Posted by: on Sep 16, 2012 | 18 Comments

It’s time to play with figs

and I’m warning you..

There are some serious food orgasms coming your way if you get what I want to convey in this post. Oh, maybe that’s more like a promise. Who wants in on a pleasure explosion? Did you raise your hand? Then continue reading…

As I’m writing this I have just served lunch to a hungry bunch of Nature Spa-ers at La Lumiere in southern France. The afternoon sun makes everything exceptionally gorgeous & lures out my inner photographer. But it’s writing time today. Stop persuading me, sun! (noo – please don’t, only kidding!).
I did have other plans for this weeks post but sometimes there are simply other things that needs to come out and THAT it so much stronger than structure.

What is so much stronger than structure today you might wonder? Well, let me give it to you in three words.

1. Passion 2. Play 3. Powhooooow

So. Do you see the enormous tree I´m hugging up there? Get this: it’s a fig tree. A FIG TREE. Plus, there are ripe figs hanging from it’s branches just waiting to draw you into an ecstatic state of mind. I let it do just that. I go there and search for a soft and squishy fig. I pick it and float away in a moment of pure awesomeness. If that’s not worth a crazy dance then I don’t know what is. A fig is such a delicate manifestation of Mother Earth’s creativity and it sure is not for nothing called an aphrodisiac. I don’t think I have ever came across a more sensual food or eating adventure. Now, do you want to experience this? Then follow these guide lines:


1. Get your hands on a really ripe fresh fig

2. Feel how it´s softness touches your skin. Is it heavy? dense? light?

3. Dive into it’s colors and patterns, watch it´s stunning stripes and spots

4. Turn it upside down and see how there is a star formed at it’s base. Cool, huh?

5. Now, open it with your hands into two pieces and watch the seeds dance

6. At this point, take a deep breath and let a silly smile spread across your face and heart

7. It’s time to take the first bite. Are your ready?

8. FOOD ORGASM at it’s best

(The absolutely sensational medicinal benefits and nutrients you get too is also quite great)

The next step is taking this awareness into your every encounter with food and I’m telling you. Within a week you will be floating high up on an ecstatic cloud somewhere with many more food orgasms in your baggage then you can possibly count. Yeah, it´s a promise.

So. WHICH is your personal brings-me-to-another-world sort of food?

What brings you passion, play & phowoow?
Is is an iced Kombucha cocktail? Raw chocolate truffles? fresh grapes? Pesto pasta?

Do tell me in the comments below and then hop on over to Facebook & Twitter for further food orgasmic discussions

A huge hug from Provence

°°Elenore°°

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18 Comments

  1. Tamaura
    16 september, 2012

    My partner and I just ravaged a fig tree last night. As the sun set over the old tillings of an abandoned California Gold Mine, we climbed through Mother Figs branches and ate our hearts, filled our belly’s and baskets divine!!!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      17 september, 2012

      Wow, you are so right, Mother Fig – the greatest name for a grand fig tree <3 I am so happy to hear about this experience!

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  2. Mee
    16 september, 2012

    Don’t forget to inhale very deeply through youre nose when under a fig tree. Heavenly holy sweet delicate smell! Almost more ecstatic then the taste of a divine fig.
    (I just returned from the Provence and had the same fig-experience:-)
    Enjoy!

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  3. Beatrice
    16 september, 2012

    mmhh….I bet any fresh mother nature godness is a taste of paradise but I have to say the food that send me into paradise straight away after eating it is for sure Watermelon, when is just perfectly sweet and crunchy,especially the centre part of it,I love when you just push a knife into it and you hear it cracking magically!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      17 september, 2012

      My gosh! I got goosebumps all over when you mention that very characteristic crack – I LOVE THAT TOO <3

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  4. Krista
    16 september, 2012

    Berries of any kind – they make me so happy, especially when they’re still warm from the sun. :-) Oh, and white peaches, sigh…so wonderful. :-) Spring is here in Australia and I LOVE seeing the first few things in my garden start growing. I just picked my first spears of asparagus and ate them right there in the garden. The scent is heavenly. :-) Thank you so much for inspiring me every day to live life beautifully and without fear. :-)

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    • ElenoreEarth
      17 september, 2012

      Asparagus.. oh, such a dream! My heart sings with yours as I feel your joy in the spring air my dear!

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  5. Jana
    18 september, 2012

    I made this amazing fig fiesta last weekend at home, in Sofia, Bulgaria….simply magic+so yummy! I love them…

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  6. Nina
    19 september, 2012

    Oh my… I went to the South of France in late August a few years ago, and there was a green fig tree outside the house. I couldn’t stop picking and eating those figs! I really love the little drop of syrup that oozes from the base of a truly ripe one. And I would absolutely go back to that part of the world again JUST FOR THE FIGS.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      25 september, 2012

      M-mm I love it! If you look closely on picture 2 I think you can see that little drop on my finger:) Let´s meet under the fig tree!

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  7. Ludine
    21 september, 2012

    My earliest childhood memories are of climbing in a giant fig tree that my sisters and I spent whole summers gorging ourselves in – my mom never tried to restrain us! I wonder if she knew then what a Super Food it is!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      21 september, 2012

      Oh dear.. I love to hear this! Fig + Childhood rimes very well I think! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Ann-Louise
    21 september, 2012

    The best food orgasm EVER is achieved by endulging a perfectly ripe Pakistani Mango. Oh. My. God. To avoid fainting it is best to eat sitting down.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      25 september, 2012

      I totally agree with you! Mango is pure sensuality too. Peeling it with a sharp knife and eating chunks of it in the hot sun. Ahhhhhh

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  9. Leticia
    6 oktober, 2012

    Medjool dates! Love the healthy sweetness, the rich thick ”meat”, the creamyness in the outside and the stringy texture close to the seed. Love to keep them in the fridge and eat them cold and chewy too! Mejool dates are the only things in the whole wide world that are better than chocolate….

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    • ElenoreEarth
      7 oktober, 2012

      M-mmm I totally fell in love with your description, Leticia! Thank you for sharing!

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