Tiramisu -which means pull me to heaven! in Italian- has become the staple desert in Italian restaurants abroad. I am not sure how popular it is among Italians, since it is a fairly new desert which was invented 30 years ago. But, the egg based cream called Zabaglione that gives the Tiramisu its taste has a history that dates back to at least 1600's. It has all the charachter of an Italian delicacy, simple and delicious when made with the correct ingredients. The Marsala Wine is the key.