Tu B'Shvat falls on February 8th this year and like many Jewish holidays, there is food involved.
Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year for the trees. In ancient Israel it was intended to calculate the age of the trees for tithing, but nowadays many people celebrate the holiday by donating to the Jewish National Fund (an organization that plants trees in Israel) and eating foods that can be found in Israel. These foods are usually the Shivat Haminim (Seven Species) that are named in the Torah.
Figs are one of the Seven Species and if you are looking for delicious ways to eat them this Tu B'Shvat, here are a few ideas:
- Fresh Fig and Stilton Flatbreads
- Yogurt with Caramelized Figs
- Fig Crostata
- Grilled Figs Stuffed With Goat Cheese
- Grilled Bruschetta with Teleme, Honey, and Figs
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