We were fascinated by Istanbul pickle shops, and were wondering...
Saw jars filled with what looked like greenish pinecones that had not opened up - were they edible pinecones?!?
Surprised by how many sweet fruits were pickled, such as whole raspberries, apricots, pears - is this common or a specialty?
We saw lots of pickle jars for sale, but never had or saw pickles in a restaurant. Is this because people mostly eat them at home?