Friday, June 19, 2009

A Little Italian "pick me up"

Tiramisu translates from Italian to "pick me up" perhaps the Italian women are in need of some uplifting divine dessert after a meal...or when having coffee...or even for breakfast. Now that would be ideal.

I always thought of Tiramisu as being some classic Italian sweet that has been around for a hundred years...but that's not so at all. While the research varies, the consensus is that Tiramisu was invented in the 1970's in the northern region of a town called Treviso, which is just a short distance from Venice.

The main ingredients of this sweet include Mascarpone cheese, Espresso coffee, Savoiardi cookies (we know them as Ladyfingers), and Zabaglione cream. Every ingredient on its own is yummy...together they melt in your mouth and have always been a favourite dessert of mine.

Needless to say i'll be sampling a piece or two of Tiramisu while i'm in Italy. And oh yes, you have to know that i have a list started of the foods and drinks i'm going to indulge in while on vacation in September. List to be posted in its entirety at a later time.

(photo borrowed from the Citrus Blog)

1 comment:

  1. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts of all time (just had some last night, too).

    But I've only had it here in the US. Enjoy the Italian version, which I'm sure will be superb.