Nov 1 (Newshub) – An Italian man dubbed “the father of tiramisu” has died at the age of 93.
Ado Campeol owned the Beccherie restaurant in Treviso in north-eastern Italy where his wife Alba and chef Roberton Linguanotto created the famous dessert half a century ago.
According to Italian media, Campeol’s son Carlo – who took over the restaurant in 2014 – said his father was an example in work and life.
“My father was an extremely fair-minded person, very attached to his family, a serious professional who for us children was an example in work and life,” he told the Corriere della Serra.
Veneto region governor Luca Zaia said Treviso had lost “another star in its food and wine history”.
“In his house, thanks to his wife’s intuition and imagination, one of the most famous confectionery successes in the world was born,” Zaia wrote on Twitter.
Chef Linguanotto, who is described as the dessert’s co-inventor, said tiramisu was the result of an accident, the Guardian reports.
Carlo says his mother made the recipe while breastfeeding him to keep her energy up.
“When Alba was breastfeeding me a few years earlier, she had turned to mascarpone mixed with sugar and biscuits soaked in coffee to keep her energy up, which is traditional in Treviso. Then, with her chef, she turned those elements into pudding.”