In a surprising announcement from the Swedish authorities by means of Twitter, the nation has admitted that it isn’t the birthplace of Swedish meatballs.
“Swedish meatballs are actually primarily based totally on a recipe King Charles XII launched dwelling from Turkey throughout the early 18th century,” reads a present Tweet from Sweden’s official account.
The publish refers to a battle that the Swedish King misplaced in the direction of Russia in 1709. In a sequence of embarrassing events, he apparently fled and was later exiled to what’s now Turkey. Charles finally returned to Sweden in 1714 and launched with him köfte — spiced lamb meatballs — that finally turned kottbullar (meatball in Swedish).
Turkey rejoiced on the confession.
“These well-known Swedish meatballs you get in IKEA are actually Turkish, admits the Swedish authorities,” tweeted TRT World, the publicly funded data station in Turkey.