On Wed, 4 Jan 1995, John Lupien wrote:
> > >Santa gave me a Waxoyl kit complete with ....
> > >insisted that I try an Italian dessert called - to him - SEX ON A
> > >Plate. It was great, but is really called tirimushi or something
> > >less Japanese sounding.
> > tiramisu [tear-ah-MEE-soo] (still Japanese sounding), though my mother
> > calls it tofu (never having had _that_ ssoap, soft _soap_ on a plate)
> tiramisu is Italian for "pull me up",
> in the polite voice (which translates directly
> as "(s)he pulls me up". I don't know exactly
> why that dish is called "pull me up",
> but it is a very good cake which can indeed
> "lift the spirits".
> John R. Lupien
I wonder if that's realted to "pick me up" (a pick-me-up being what some
people call coffee) because tiramisu contains expresso. and yes, when it
is made well, it is luscious.