December 16, 2021
Ado Campeol, an Italian restaurateur who was dubbed as the Father of Tiramisu, died at the age of 93. He was the owner of Le Beccherie, a restaurant in Treviso, northern Italy, where the famous dessert was invented by his wife and the head chef. The word ‘tiramisu’ when loosely translated into English means ‘pick me up’. It is a dessert of coffee-soaked biscuits and mascarpone cheese. Tiramisu was added to the restaurant menu in 1972 and since then, it has become a staple of Italian cuisine and has been adopted worldwide.