‘Eating the quince’, in Turkish, means having a tough time: they are not to be taken lightly raw. But cooked – in marmalades, too – they are delicious; as fruit they are beautiful to look at and smell divine. In Istanbul they are sold by men who carry them in baskets on their backs, and wander the streets in the deep winter snows.
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