[Ads-l] tiramisu (1978)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 20 18:54:28 UTC 2020

"Tiramisu" is dated by OED (1997 update) and Merriam-Webster to 1982. Here
it is in 1978, as a dessert item served at Darcy's Restaurant in Sydney,

Sydney Morning Herald, Aug. 30, 1978, p. 20, col. 5
Trevor Lane, "Eating Out: The Irish in Paddington"
Aldo [Zuzza]'s brother, Guiseppe, displayed a sweet he discovered in
Venice. He calls it Tiramisu, which translates into lift-me-up: a light
sponge with a special cheese, coffee liqueur, chocolate and cream. It did
much for our eager taste buds.


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