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Oct 05
Pickle Juice, Anyone?

mmm...pickles -- photo by Jonathan LewisThe English-language newspaper Today’s Zaman has a great article in Monday’s edition about Turkey’s love affair with pickles, called “turşu” in Turkish. Along with the usual assortment of pickled cucumbers and cabbage, pickle shops in Istanbul and other city also offer a dizzying variety of brined vegetables and even fruits (pickled cherries, anyone?). Most shops also have chilled pickle juice (choice of spicy or mild) on tap, which is believed to have restorative properties.

You can find the article, which also has a list of some of Turkey’s best pickle makers, here.

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