WHO KNOWS HOW TIRAMISU' WAS BORN?
How many of the readers of the wondering wandering Writer like the Tiramisu'? Do you know that this sweet was invented by a skilled 'maitresse' of a pleasure house in the centre of Treviso? Indeed the 'Siora' who ran the establishment had perfected this aphrodisiac sweet to be offered to customers at the end of the evening to invigorate them and solve any problems they might have had with their marital duties on their return from their wives. This would seem to be the origin of Tiremesù, a 19th-century natural Viagra served to clients in a brothel. The word Tiramisù literally means 'pull me up'. It derives from the Treviso dialect 'Tireme su', Italianised into Tiramisù in the second half of the 20th century. Historical records state that Tiramisù originated in Treviso in 1800.