Jamie Baribeau, director of food and nutrition at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, says he can’t help but thinking of the 1970s when he thinks of Swedish meatballs.
Swedish meatballs: A modern classic that’s making a comeback
Swedish meatballs are known for their smaller size, creamy gravy, sweet side sauce and party-ready persona. They’re a traditional part of a Swedish smorgasbord, and until recently were relegated to odd curiosity-but-ultimately-pretty-bland 1970s potluck food category. Now, they’re coming back in a major way.