While we’re on the subject of seasonal arrivals , we just noticed while walking past Sakarya Tatlicisi, one of our favorite dessert shops in town, that ayva tatlisi (literally “quince dessert” in Turkish, although “quince in syrup” might be more accurate) season has begun.
In late spring, we were lucky enough to get a piece of the candied quince from literally the last tray of that season. But we were overcome with joy to see a new batch of ayva tatlisi sitting in Sakarya’s display case. A bit more about the dessert and where to get it can be found here .
(photo by Yigal Schleifer)