You haven't had a complete Italian meal without rounding it off with a slice of tiramisu. Tiramisu is Italian for “pick-me-up” because of its highly stimulating ingredients which include caffeine from espresso coffee. This familiar dessert needs no further introduction, but did you know that it is a relatively recent invention? It is believed to have been made in the 1960s in the region of Veneto, at a restaurant by the name of Le Beccherie in Treviso. Its origins have been hotly debated, however. There is also a legend that involves the invention of tiramisu in the late 16th century in Tuscany, while others suggest that tiramisu was eaten by lovers, at night, to give them more energy. Several variations of this dessert exist, but each one is so good – so, it's best to try them all!