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In which we discover that you shouldn’t ask questions if you don’t want the answer, a shared love of food is an excellent foundation for a relationship, figs can definitely surprise you and you can fit quite a lot in a candlestick.
The story in this episode is 'Dear as Salt', an Italian folktale with a vain and arrogant king, 3 princesses, 1 prince, 2 clever queens, an inheritance battle and a giant silver candlestick. There are also adventures, delicious banquets, food theft, a wedding, jewels, excellent advice and finally an apology.
The episode recipe is Baked Figs with Gorgonzola, Walnuts & Honey Sauce
There is also extended fig folklore, fig history, fig based ecosystems and historic fig based healing remedies. If you want to know more about anything discussed on this podcast you can visit the Episode web page or visit Further Reading.
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