Steve Murray of Murray Farms sells two varieties of figs - Mission figs and Kadota figs. The challenge with growing figs is to prevent bugs from entering the eye. The Kadota is a very sweet variety with a closed eye - which prevents pests from entering.
Akasha Richmond is the chef/owner of Akasha in Culver City. She is making cobbler with season fruit, like nectarines, apricots and cherries. Akasha adds a Greek-style yogurt to her cobbler topping in place of buttermilk or milk. Cobbler topping is more like a biscuit dough, as opposed to a crisp, which is more crumbly. Add fruit, lemon, sugar and corn starch to the raw unpeeled fruit. Top with the biscuit style topping and bake.