Emiko Davies is a food writer, photographer and the author of award-winning Italian cookbooks, Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence (2016), Acquacotta (2017) and Tortellini at Midnight (2019), published by Hardie Grant Books. She is based in Tuscany, Italy with her Tuscan husband and their children. Her latest cookbook, Torta della Nonna (March 2021), is a collection of the sweet recipes from her first three books and her next book Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice: Small Bites from the Lagoon City, detailing Venetian cicchetti will be out in April 2022.

Emiko Davies has that wonderful gift of making you want to rush straight into the kitchen.” — Nigella Lawson, food writer

Emiko has a great understanding of the food that Italian women cook at home.” — Margot Henderson, Rochelle Canteen

“Two reasons why I love Emiko Davies’ cookbooks above all others: First, the recipes convey an immediate doability – you have all or most ingredients on hand, and the spirit of the dish is communicated in such an easy, intimate manner that you waste no time deciphering or adapting, you just dive in. But the second reason is even better: such good, satisfying, literary writing! Yes, many cookbooks come with sprightly notes and meditative essays tucked between the recipes, but this is writing that could function on its own, if it wanted to. The cookbooks are books in their own right, they are complete immersive experiences. You are transported with all of your senses. In times like these, that makes all the difference.” — Deborah Feldman, author



Torta della Nonna


Tortellini at Midnight