Fancy figs for a celebration at home
I lit up like the twinkling decorations around me when I overheard two women at a holiday potluck a few years ago rave about their favourite bite of the night: the stuffed figs I brought!
This was no ordinary party. It was the annual gathering of Les Dames d'escoffier, a philanthropic organization of female leaders in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality — so their endorsement was especially meaningful.
That moment sealed the deal, making this my official, go-to holiday party contribution. It being a low-effort endeavour, which can mostly be made ahead were deciding factors too because, like most people, I typically feel overwhelmed this time of year and welcome ways to streamline things.
I certainly won't be attending any parties this season, but I will still be whipping up these luscious, healthful bites for my little gang of three at home. Although I feel more numb than overwhelmed this year, I am grateful for the simplicity of this dish.