11 Facts about Tiramisu, an Italian Dessert that Melts in the Mouth

11 Facts about Tiramisu, an Italian Dessert that Melts in the Mouth

Dessert fans certainly know tiramisu. Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian cakes and is known worldwide. This dessert is made of mascarpone, sponge cake, and lady finger biscuits which are drenched in coffee and then sprinkled with cocoa powder as a topping.

In Indonesia, many cake shops and restaurants sell tiramisu. Did you know, behind the delicious taste there are some facts that you may not know, you know? Now is the time for you to know interesting facts about tiramisu.

  1. Tiramisu comes from the Treviso dialect, Italy, which is “tireme sĂș” which means “take me”
  2. Initially, tiramisu was made by a maitresse around 1800 in a Treviso brothel, Italy
  3. The delicacy grew in popularity after tiramisu was served to guests and customers at a brothel in Treviso, Italy
  4. Tiramisu was even believed to be a passion-generating dish until 1958, you know. The brothel is officially closed by the Italian government
  5. There is another history that says that tiramisu was invented by a chef from Le Beccherie, Italy, named Roberto Linguanotto
  6. In 1972, Le Beccherie Restaurant first officially announced the tiramisu menu as one of the desserts for sale
  7. Then in 1980, the word “tiramisu” finally entered the Italian Dictionary “Sabatini Coletti”
  8. Tiramisu became known throughout the world after 1980. At that time, Tiramisu was already sold in New York, Paris, and San Francisco
  9. In Italy there is a tour called “Erotic Guided Tours” specifically for those of you who want to explore the history of tiramisu directly in Treviso
  10. Because of his love for tiramisu, the resident of Gemona del Friuli, Italy, broke the record by making the largest tiramisu weighing 3 tons!
  11. In fact, tiramisu has its anniversary, you know. Tiramisu Day is set on March 21 in Italy

Now you can be calmer when you eat tiramisu because you already know the full origin. This soft and melty dessert makes you addicted in one bite. Are you a tiramisu lover?