Born in Australia to a Japanese mother and a diplomat Australian father, Emiko Davies 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.
She first fell in love with Florence as a twenty-year-old art student. When she couldn’t get the city out of her head, a few years later she returned to study art restoration and photography and soak in the Florentine lifestyle (learning Italian along the way).
Emiko has previously authored three cookbooks; Florentine and Acquacotta each focus on the traditional, regional dishes of beloved Tuscan places (Florence and the Maremma, respectively), while Tortellini at Midnight is a collection of heirloom Italian family recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany. Emiko continues to write about food and travel within Italy on her blog, as well as for publications such as Corriere della Sera, Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller. She lives in Florence with her Tuscan husband, Marco, and their two young daughters.
Wherever she is, the kitchen is the life and heart of her home and where Emiko gathers and cooks with her family every day.