While the United States struggles to get its current administration to tell the truth about anything, Sweden seems to be spilling the beans about everything. Even the stuff no one was questioning , like the origins of Swedish meatballs.
Guess what? Those delicious like balls of meat aren't Swedish at all. and the official Twitter account for the nation set the record straight giving credit where credit is due, to Turkey. Yep, turns out Swedish meatballs are actually Turkish.
When Sweden says no to "Fake News" they really mean it. So we say, "Thanks, Turkey, for giving us a reason to go to IKEA."
Looked closer at Sw. cookbooks and found "A Turkish Meat-Dish" in the 1737 Swedish ed. of Susanna Eger(in)'s "Leipziger Kochbuch". It's finely chopped veal with onions, salt and pepper, grilled on skewers. Served with a sweet-sour wine-based sauce.https://t.co/jPu7z8vXIB— Peter Isotalo (@PeterIsotalo) May 1, 2018
A few posters were grateful for the revelation.
I'm a Turkish man and I love Swedish meatballs ❤️. Thanks for your honesty. ⚖️🇹🇷— Damdanakan (@rmstnvct) April 28, 2018
Not only was the origins of the meatball brought to light, but we also discovered that whoever runs Sweden's official Twitter site is pretty dang funny.
Thanks for the compliment! To be recognized by none other than Machiavelli is pretty awesome!— Sweden.se (@swedense) May 2, 2018
Electricity was found by a Serbian but noone mentions it. Intelligent people accepts that one can always learn something from someone without feeling over/anti nationalistic about it. Turks may have learned it from someone else too, as the Turkish word for meatball is Persian.— Umit (@Umit82078356) April 29, 2018
Sharing is caring, Sweden! And we appreciate you.
Translation: There are 19 thousand varieties of food in Turkish cuisine.
And just like that, Turkey gets its credit, Sweden unburdens itself, and the rest of us get a little more knowledge. Twitter really is amazing!
H/T: Huffington Post