The Journey of Italian Dolci: Tiramisù

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Today, Tiramisù is the world’s most famous dessert and it is considered a modern dessert par “excellence”.

The word Tiramisù literally means “pick me up”. It comes from the Treviso dialect, “Tireme su”, Italianised into Tiramisù in the latter half of the 20th century.

The exact place — and year — of its birth may be hotly disputed, but this creamy, coffee-infused Italian dessert has gone on to become a modern classic.