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The Crostoli (Chiacchiere, Frappe) are one of the most popular desserts for the days of Carnival, which takes different names depending on the region of origin, but which in essence have in common the light pastry dough and a good balance of ingredients. Enjoy our […]
Tiramisu that literally means “Pick Me Up” has become the world’s most famous Italian dessert. The origins are very uncertain because each region would have “invented” this delicacy: for this reason is born a kind of contest between Tuscany, Piedmont, and Veneto.
One of the first version places the birth in the seventeenth century, in Siena, when some confectioners, in anticipation of the arrival of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de’ Medici, decided to make a cake to celebrate his greatness. The cake should reflect the personality of the Grand Duke: he had to be an important and tasty sweet, but at the same time prepared with simple ingredients and, most importantly, it had to be extremely appetizing, since Cosimo literally loved sweets. So it was realized our tiramisu which was then called “the Duke soup”, in honor of Cosimo de’ Medici who brought with him the recipe in Florence making it known throughout Italy. Legend has it also that the “duke’s soup” became the favorite of noble sweet who attributed aphrodisiac and exciting: the name “tiramisu” from here.
Another version, however, He tells that to invent it was a pastry chef Turin in honor of Camillo Benso di Cavour, to support it in its difficult company unify Italy. This better explains the use of ladyfingers originating biscuits typical of Savoy (in Piedmont). Veneto also has its own version about: it seems that the tiramisu was invented in the restaurant “El Toula” of Treviso, at the time located near a brothel for appointments and in fact served to “pull up”. Again today the true place of origin and the circumstances in which it was born this tasty invention remain a mystery.
The Italian dessert is one of the most famous in Italy and around the world. The original recipe for Tiramisu here below is easy and tasty: Here ingredients, preparation step by step, and other ideas to prepare it.
The Lasagna is mainly a dish of Emilia, modified in the Neapolitan tradition during Carnival and in time became the symbol par excellence of the feast of abundance. Enjoy our Neapolitan Lasagna! Photo Credit: beccafawley