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The History of Tiramisu

Despite the uncontested popularity of this Italian dessert, its origins are somewhat murky. The strongest claim comes from Ado Campeol, who owned a restaurant called Le Beccherie in Treviso, which is located in Italy's Veneto region. Campeol’s wife, Alba, and one of the restaurant's chefs named Roberto Linguanotto reportedly invented the dessert after Linguanotto accidentally dropped mascarpone into a bowl of eggs and sugar. He liked how the combination tasted and told Alba about it. The two then added coffee-soaked ladyfingers and created the dessert that came to be known as tiramisu. It made its debut appearance on the restaurant's menu in 1972. The recipe was later certified by the Italian Academy of Cuisine. However, the Campeols are not alone in their claim. Another Italian chef named Carminantonio Iannaccone has claimed that he invented tiramisu. Still others believe the dessert was actually invented as an aphrodisiac in the brothels of Treviso. While we may never know the dessert’s specific origin story for certain, it seems safe to say that tiramisu originated in Treviso. Today, the Italian dessert has become a global favorite and is served in restaurants all over the world.

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