Italian singer Giada Valenti celebrates Tiramisu Day, March 21, with giving away her new single and 5 different Tiramisu recipes

Giada Valenti’s Tiramisu

“5 Tiramisu Recipes you have to try”

March 21st is Tiramisu Day. To celebrate Tiramisu Day Italian singer Giada Valenti gives away her new single Gracias A La Vida and a mini cookbook with 5 recipes for delicious Tiramisu. Fans can get the song and the recipe booklet by signing up on a special page:

The campaign will run for week, from March 18 till March 25, 2018.

The mini cookbook features Giada’s own recipes for:

  • Traditional Italian Tiramisu
  • Tiramisu with Green Tea (very popular in several Asian countries)
  • Limoncello Tiramisu (wonderful dessert for a warm summer day)
  • Tres Leches Tiramisu (inspired on the Latin American tres leches cake)
  • Hazelnut Cacao Tiramisu (for lovers of the popular Italian chocolate/hazelnut spread)

There are a few different versions about the origins of Tiramisu. It is often disputed among Italian regions such as Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Tiramisu, that translates in English to “Pick Me Up”, is said to trace back to the Renaissance, when Venetian women gave the desserts to their men because they believed it improved love-making.

Other believed that the cake originated in 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy, at the restaurant “Le Beccherie” in Treviso, Italy. Specifically, the dish is claimed to have first been created by a confectioner named Roberto Linguanotto, owner of “Le Beccherie” and his apprentice, Francesca Valori, whose maiden name was Tiramisu.

Another story is that a man while visiting a bordello, a brothel, in Treviso asked the madam for something that would pick him up. The madam made a a mixture of mascarpone, sugar, eggs, espresso, and amaretti biscotti. This picked the man up, and made him a satisfied customer of the bordello. Later the amaretti were replaced with the more readily available savoiardi biscotti (ladyfingers) we see today.

Tiramisu is Giada Valenti’s favorite dessert. When she is on tour she always tries to find out which restaurant has the best Tiramisu and goes there for dinner with her band. She has been featured on several morning television shows all around the country doing cooking demos, making Tiramisu.

The Italian singer got inspired to record Gracias A La Vida (Thanks to Life), after staying a month in the hospital where she was treated for a life threatening condition. When the Tiramisu Day campaign closes people can find the song in iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora and many other download and streaming services. All profits from this single will be donated to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

For this campaign Giada Valenti is supported by Galbani Cheese.


Giada Valenti is most known for her music special on PBS entitled From Venice With Love. In this stunning looking special the Italian performs her own interpretations of pop-hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. It has aired over a 1,000 times on 90 PBS stations.

Born and raised in Venice, Italy Giada Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven and began touring professionally with a band by age twelve. She studied piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice and received her music degree at the G. Tartini in Trieste. She also studied jazz with American singer Dawn Mitchell.

In Italy she has won several important music awards including the prestigious La Grande Occasione and Festival di Castrocaro. While she was studying psychology at the University of Padova, she met the love of her life and moved to The Netherlands. She participated in the song contest San Remo New Talents in the World, held annually for Italians living abroad and won with her pop ballad “Solo Con Te” (“Only With You”). This led her to a record contract with BMG Ariola in Europe and several hits on the charts, as well as the use of her music in radio and television commercials.

In 2005 she moved to the U.S. and her self-released CD “Italian Signorina” was launched to great reviews. It featured the song “Caruso” that she performed on the red carpet at the New York City Columbus Day Parade in 2005, 2006, and 2007; she has been featured in the parade every year since.

Producer Sonny Grosso and musical director Phil Ramone selected Giada for a role in the Broadway musical Be My Love, based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza. In 2008 iTunes selected her version of the song “Caruso” as one of the 50 best songs in the Italian language. In 2005 and 2006, she performed her own original shows “La Dolce Vita Swings” and “Moonlight and Romance” in sold-out theaters in New York. In June 2007 she made her debut at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel in New York City. With her show “Tribute To The European Divas,” featuring the music of such great female singers as Edith Piaf, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Mina and Ornella Vanoni, she became a regular performer at this prestigious venue until its closing in 2012. In 2016 and 2017 she did a national tour with concerts in performing arts centers around the country. In November 2017 she made her debut in as headliner in Las Vegas.

She has received many awards in the U.S. from organizations including the Organization of Italian Charities In America, which named her Woman of the Year (2008), the Commission for Social Justice of the Order Sons of Italy in America for being a good Italian role model (2010), the Merit of Honor by the Borough President of Queens, NY for her outstanding cultural contribution to the Italian community in the USA (2011), the Saint Brigid Parish for her Distinguished Service in Promulgating the Beauty and Value of Italian Culture and Heritage (2012), and the Italian American Labor Council for her Work, Achievements and Life Dedication to Music (2012). Giada is also a nine-time recipient of a grant from the NIAF Sergio Franchi Music Foundation.

Like many Italians, Giada is passionate about food. She loves to experiment in the kitchen herself, but loves it even more to enjoy a good meal with friends in a nice restaurant. She is member of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, a by the Italian Government recognized cultural organization that checks out Italian restaurants in the World. Giada found a creative way to promote her music by doing cooking demos on morning television shows. She makes Italian desserts, like Tiramisu, while talking about her music activities.

Giada expresses the love for hometown Venice and for things Italian by writing almost daily fun facts and special stories on social media. Several of her stories have been shared by the Huffington Post and other popular websites about Italy and luxury lifestyle.


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