For all the befuddled people and I wont narrow it down to just Americans as that would be presumptuous to think that you all don't know what i meant by a Swede!
In case you are already lost and confused by this post, i am referring to my last post on gravy which involved the consumption of sprouts, carrots and Swede.
I received several comments on this post that alerted me to the fact that something was lost in translation, have a read for yourself.
Jeni: Looks darned tasty there kid but one question for you. What the heck is "Swede?"
Mo : Okay, I'm with Jeni = what the heck is "swede"? Aren't Swedes people from Sweden? Are you trying to infer that you are actually a cannibalistic scrabulous blogging buddy from Britain?????
...... Yum! I'll just pass on the steamed swede, however... I'm trying to cut back on side dishes of questionable origin..
Amazing Gracie : Don't keep us hanging, pray tell. What is a "swede", besides the obvious! Something in the bowl looks like okra but somehow I doubt you Brits eat that...
These are intelligent folks but how could they not know what a swede is? I took up this question with various friends, family and Google.
So when I am talking about food, by Swede I mean one of these fellas:
Not one of these!
A Swede (Svenskar):
Are members of an ethnic group who regard themselves as Swedes or are identified as Swedish. This may be due to inclusion in Swedish culture, speaking the Swedish language, or being of Swedish descent.
I am sure they are very nice people, but no Mo I couldn't eat one.
So are we clear on the great Swede dilemma?
The Swede! aka Rotabagge, Rutabaga, Yellow Turnip, Turnip, Neep, Tumshie, Kalrot, Kalrabi and I am sure many many more!