Emiko Davies is an Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer and cookbook author based in Italy. Growing up in a diplomatic family, she spent most of her life living in countries other than her own, from China to the USA. After graduating from art school, she ended up in Florence, Italy, in 2005 to study art restoration and fell in love with a Tuscan sommelier. They have recently renovated a new home in a small hilltop town between Florence and Pisa with their two children.

Davies has written four cookbooksFlorentine: The True Cuisine of Florence (March 2016 and a new edition in November 2020), Acquacotta (March 2017), Tortellini at Midnight (March 2019) and Torta della Nonna (March 2021), published by Hardie Grant. Her next book on Venetian cuisine will be out in April 2022.

For many years she wrote a regular column for Food52 where you can find over 200 articles on regional Italian food, as well as restaurant reviews for The Good Food Guide, Australia’s leading restaurant guide. She is a judge for the Guild of Fine Food World Cheese Awards, develops recipes and writes travel guides for publications such as Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, YOLO Journal, Good Food Australia, The Canberra Times, Saveur, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet Traveller, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, delicious magazine and more. She was recently named one of 50 powerful women in food by Italy’s leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera.


If you’re traveling to Florence be sure to check the latest Florence Food Guide in a handy pdf, and also the travel articles as well as the video below, made for Monocle Magazine.

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Photos above by Sofie Delauw.

Taste of Tuscany from AO on Vimeo.

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