It appears the signature dish of Sweden — the Swedish meatball — is actually based on a recipe from Turkey. Or, at least that’s what the official Twitter account of Sweden has to say about it:
Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let's stick to the facts! pic.twitter.com/JuTDEjq9MM
— Sweden.se (@swedense) April 28, 2018
You mean this documentary isn’t accurate?
Anyway, it’s about time Sweden came clean on this:
— Benjamin Harvey (@BenjaminHarvey) May 3, 2018
But how will Swedes take the news? Not well, it seems:
My whole life has been a lie https://t.co/tVcRmJx5By
— @sweden / Örjan (@sweden) April 28, 2018
— swedennewyork (@swedennewyork) May 3, 2018
Now, what will Ikea do about it?
Ikea cafeteria line chit-chat just got waaay more interesting. https://t.co/P24UUz2BeG
— Lana Gay (@LanaGay) May 2, 2018
— Mehmet Güllüoğlu ? (@mgulluoglu) May 1, 2018
Exit question: Where did Turkey culturally appropriate its meatball recipe from?
Yet another example of a thing defined as completely and utterly representative of a people/culture that actually came from somewhere else. And I’m sure Turkish meatballs also originated elsewhere. Culture is always an amalgam. https://t.co/DBhy0fnUDW
— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) April 28, 2018
'The whites are at it again': Girl in Chinese prom dress TRIGGERS SJW Twitter https://t.co/WIra7U3sMw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2018
Gwendoline Christie from HBO's 'Game of Thrones' accused of cultural appropriation in brand new dress outrage https://t.co/subKpqober
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2018