This year, fresh figs seem to be bountiful—deep purple ones and fat yellow ones. If you are just used to eating the dried ones, please, please move on to fresh. They are perfect as an appetizer, in a salad, with cheese, in jams and conserves, or for dessert. My favorite way to eat them is warm off the grill with some soft cheese and a drizzle of honey. This year we had fresh figs from our friend’s aunt’s backyard, some Explorateur from Murray’s cheese, and Greek honey brought to us by traveling neighbors. It is a dessert to please the gods!