Say It Ain’t So: Swedish Meatballs Hail From Turkey?

Plate of Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries on the side

Food & Drink

Say It Ain’t So: Swedish Meatballs Hail From Turkey?

Few things are more Swedish than Swedish meatballs. Or so we thought.

News broke this week that the Swedish meatball actually has origins in Turkey, sending shockwaves of varying levels across the world.

Sweden’s official Twitter account tweeted “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.”

Say what? Come again?

Reactions were wide-ranging. Here are some of our favorites.

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