How do you eat a fig?
I've never tasted fresh figs and am going on a mediterranean cruise on August 8th. We will be in Spain, Italy and France. (Planted my first fig tree - Celeste - in May this year)I plan on hunting down some figs at a fruit stand while I'm there and trying them. I've learned to say "fig" in Spanish, Italian, and French. Question is: Can you just eat them fresh off the fruit stand, or do you have to prepare them? How do I pick out a good one? Don't want to look stupid biting into something that should be peeled. Any help appreciated.