Tuesday, April 07, 2009

FBO: 'Fig Bars Week (Part 1)'

'WHAT'S AMERICAN?'

The FBO knows.

Figs are old world, pecked on by Egyptians and Greeks while pondering war, philosophy, Doric columns and togas. But fig bars -- that is, fig paste inserted into cookies and then eaten -- is full-blooded American. The first date from the late 19th century, when a Philadelphian sold his invention to Nabisco, which named the cookie after their Boston suburban location: Newton.

We devote this week to different types of FIG BARS, beginning with Whole Wheat Fig Newtons.



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Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY

2 comments:

wendy said...

I had no idea the Fig Newton was named for Newton, MA. Newton was the next town over from where I grew up and our high school rivals, etc. So out of hometown pride, I will not choose Fig Newtons in the future in favor of other fig bars, such as the a Fig Brookline, a Fig Oakland or an Higo Santiago de Chile.

THE FBO said...

The FBO is here, primarily, to educate.