In this episode, I talk about the the most famous Italian dessert, the tiramisù and how disagreements over its origins have sparked a recent war of words.
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The episode includes:
- How tiramisù is the most famous Italian dessert in the world.
- How tiramisù is one of the most recognised words in the Italian language.
- How many languages have assimilated the word tiramisù
- The basic ingredients of the dessert
- The meaning of the name
- Why it’s so popular
- The dessert’s origin story
- Alternative origin stories for tiramisù
- The recent controversies over tiramisù’s origin
- The recent research into tiramisù’s origins
My recipe for classic tiramisù.
My alternative recipe for tiramisù.
Sophia Loren makes tiramisu with David Letterman.
Lavazza coffee advert from the 1980s including the strapline ‘il più che lo mandi giù il più ti tira sù!’
Italian TV report about the ‘war of the tiramisù’.
Carminantonio Iannaccone’s tiramisu recipe from the Washington Post.