Italy says goodbye to inventor of tiramisu, who died at 93

the essential Ado Campeol, nicknamed in Italy “the father of tiramisu”, this famous dessert made from cocoa, coffee and mascarpone known all over the world, died on Saturday, announced the governor from the Veneto region Luca Zaia.

Ado Campeol, owner of the restaurant “Alle Beccherie” in Treviso near Venice in the north-east of Italy, had started offering the famous dessert to his customers in the years 70 .

“With Ado Campeol, disappeared today at the age of 93 years, Treviso loses another star in its gastronomic history (…) It is at home, thanks to the ‘intuition and fantasy of his wife that one of the most famous desserts in the world, tiramisu, certified by the Italian Academy of Cooking, was born, “the governor of Veneto reacted on Saturday on his Facebook account. Apparently tiramisu, now a classic of Italian gastronomy present on almost all the menus of Italian restaurants, would have been born thanks to a mistake made by his wife Alba and his chef Roberto Linguanotto, according to the daily Il Corriere della Sera.

The tiramisu recipe, whose name literally means “Pull me up” (“Cheer me up”), has many variations. It is generally made with eggs, sugar, mascarpone, sponge cake, ladyfingers or spoon cookies soaked in cold coffee, and cocoa.

The principle of the recipe, very simple, consists of superimposing the different ingredients, whose flavors intermingle and complement each other.

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