Tortellini at Midnight

SYDNEY: Emiko Davies Book Launch

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SYDNEY: Emiko Davies Book Launch

Hosted By: Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya, The Galeries, Level 2, 500 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 | 14 Feb 2019 06:30 PM

Cookbook authors Tessa Kiros and Emiko Davies chat to Joanna Savill about their books, Provence to Pondicherry and Tortellini at Midnight.

Tessa Kiros, renowned for her exquisite food and travel books, takes us on a fascinating journey across the globe to explore French culinary influences in far-flung destinations with Provence to PondicherryAs Tessa points out “there traces of the French zest for adventure today sprinkled across the world map”. This is a beautiful collection of her travels to some of these places.

In her new book, Tortellini at Midnight, Emiko shares wonderful stories and some of her favourite recipes from her Italian family. Tracing back recipes to generations that span the entire length of Italy, from the Mediterranean port city of Taranto in the southern heel of Puglia, to elegant Turin, the city of aperitivo and Italian café culture in the far north on the border of France and, finally, back to Tuscany, where she now calls home.

When: 6.00pm arrivals for 6.30pm start.

WhereKinokuniya Bookstore, The Galeries, Level 2, 500 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Emiko Davies was born in Australia to a Japanese mother and a diplomat Australian father and has spent most of her life living abroad – her adolescence was spent in China, she attended university in the United States and now, for more than a decade, she has called Italy home. Emiko is the author of three cookbooks: the most recent is Tortellini at Midnight. Florentine and Acquacotta each focus on the traditional, regional dishes of beloved Tuscan places: Florence and the Maremma, respectively. Emiko continues to write about food and travel within Italy on her blog, as well as for popular New York–based website Food52, and for publications such as Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller. She lives in Florence with her husband, Marco, and their two young daughters.

Tessa Kiros was born in London to Finnish and Greek-Cypriot parents. In her twenties she travelled the world working in restaurants in London, Sydney, Mexico and Athens, finding food mentors, as well as completing a correspondence degree in anthropology and sociology. Tessa’s ten cookbooks, including Falling Cloudberries, Venezia  and  Limoncello and Linen Water, reflect her love of food, travel, culture and people.