Emiko Davies fell in love with Florence as a twenty-something art restoration student, soaking in the Florentine lifestyle and learning Italian along the way. Then she met Marco, a sommelier, who shares her lifelong passion for cooking and travelling. In 2010 Emiko began a dream project — a food blog sprinkled with her own photographs, where she could tell the true stories behind regional and historical Italian dishes from the point of view of a foreigner living in Italy. She soon caught the eye of Food52 cofounder Amanda Hesser who called her a ‘Renaissance woman for the internet era’.
Emiko continues to develop recipes and write about food and travel for Food52, as well as contributing to publications such as Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, The Guardian, Gourmet Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller and more. Her book Acquacotta was shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Award for Best Cookery Book, and her new book Tortellini at Midnight is out now.