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Epicurean Kentuckian: History-making Fig Joppas

2013-09-01 - Beautiful Joppa - Photo by Maury Lewis.
Fig Joppas - "Here is my first try at making a Fig Joppa. They are not real pretty but they are very tasty. I will try some more recipes to see if beautiful Joppa can become the fig bar capital of Kentucky. If anyone has a recipe for me to try I am willing to try it. melewi." And so we all are witnesses to the unfolding of an epic. This is a photo of the first batch of Fig Rolls ever reported to CM which were made from Figs grown in Adair County - these by Danny & Debbie Burris - and baked in Beautiful Joppa, Adair County, KY. Fig Newtons, as it turns out, are trademarked by Nabisco so we can't call them that. And Fig Newtons are not even named for the real Newton, Mike, but for some town in Massachusetts. Actually, these Fig delicacies despite Maury's modest denial, are even prettier, and look to be more tasty, than the factory ones.

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