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Emiko Davies
Stories written by Emiko Davies
Emiko Davies is a food writer, photographer and illustrator who Amanda Hesser calls the "Renaissance Woman for the Internet Era". She lived in Florence, Italy, for seven years where she nurtured her love of regional Italian cuisine and now calls Australia's food capital, Melbourne, her home.

Minestrone

Minestrone

This is a vegetarian version, but if you want to make this more substantial, use beef stock as the base and 50 grams of pancetta in the pan with the onion.…

Carrot Gnocchi

Carrot Gnocchi

This gnocchi recipe is a unique and wonderful dish that can be prepared rather quickly.…

Super Fresh Bruschetta

Super Fresh Bruschetta

Tasty tomatoes are paramount to a good bruschetta. There is nothing like picking tomatoes fresh off the vine and eating them instantly.…

Pappa al Pomodoro – Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro – Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup

In English this dish is called a “soup” but soupy is the last word one would describe the texture with, which is thick with bread.…

Sarde In Saor – Fried Fresh Sardine Fillets with Vinegar and Pine Nuts

Sarde In Saor – Fried Fresh Sardine Fillets with Vinegar and Pine Nuts

For a wonderful side dish or starter, try this fried sardine fillet recipe from Emiko Davies.…

Farfalle with Pistachios and Pancetta

Farfalle with Pistachios and Pancetta

This very simple yet utterly delicious farfalle with pistachios and pancetta recipe is the perfect meal on a stressful day.…

Pesche Ripiene – Stuffed Peaches by Emiko Davies

Pesche Ripiene – Stuffed Peaches by Emiko Davies

Simple beauty and deliciousness is what makes this recipe from Emiko Davies a keeper.…

Holiday Season Treat – Chestnut Flour Biscotti

Holiday Season Treat – Chestnut Flour Biscotti

Emiko Davies serves up a batch of chestnut biscotti that would be perfect as a dinner party gift. …

Crostini di Fegatini – Tuscan Christmas Chicken Liver Pate

Crostini di Fegatini – Tuscan Christmas Chicken Liver Pate

Crostini di Fegatini are a must on any Tuscan table for Christmas – delicious, rustic chicken liver pate spread on rounds of toasted bread.…

How to Find Sustainable Seafood

How to Find Sustainable Seafood

Emiko Davies with some valuable tips on how and where to find information on sustainable fish and seafood.…

Festa della Palamita – A Tuscan food festival

Festa della Palamita – A Tuscan food festival

This fishy food festival, held 5-6 May 2012, celebrates the best of the Tuscan coast’s bounty.…

Schiaccia Briaca: Drunken Tuscan Cake

Schiaccia Briaca: Drunken Tuscan Cake

Schiacciata ubriaca is a unique specialty of the Island of Elba: a “drunken” cake, boozy with the island’s own red dessert wine.…

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Find out why Anthony Bourdain reckons he'd rather eat in Melbourne than in Paris at The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.…

Busy Bees: Melbourne Rooftop Honey

Busy Bees: Melbourne Rooftop Honey

Vanessa Kwiatkowski and Mat Lumalasi are set to conquer Melbourne with their bees.…

Stewed Fig and Chocolate Gelato

Stewed Fig and Chocolate Gelato

The base recipe for this gelato is inspired by Pellegrino Artusi's century-old Italian recipe for gelato di cioccolata.…

Tuscan Zabaione

Tuscan Zabaione

This old fashioned Italian dessert - a more adult version of innocent custard - should be on every cook's repertoire.…

Going the Whole Hog

Going the Whole Hog

Emiko Davies recounts the ultimate celebration of a traditional Tuscan family ritual: slaughtering a pig.…

Panforte – a Spicy Slice of Siena

Panforte – a Spicy Slice of Siena

Siena's rustic, medieval flavoured flat cake, panforte, is dense with candied fruit, spices and nuts. The perfect rich winter treat.…

Piemonte Cooking – Torta alle Nocciole

Piemonte Cooking – Torta alle Nocciole

This is the kind of cake that grandmothers of the Langhe area of Piemonte make specially for their grandchildren.…

Testaccio, the Heart of Roman Cuisine

Testaccio, the Heart of Roman Cuisine

The Roman quarter of Testaccio, with its slaughterhouse past, is the place for some of Rome's heartiest cooking.…

Artusi’s Semolina Cake with a Twist

Artusi’s Semolina Cake with a Twist

This lovely recipe is adapted from Pellegrino Artusi's Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.…

Franciacorta: Splendid Sparkling Italians

Franciacorta: Splendid Sparkling Italians

Emiko Davies visits the Franciacorta Wine Festival in Lombary, Italy and finds an abundance of splendid sparkling wines.…

The Truth About Florentines

The Truth About Florentines

Florentines are enormously popular cookies world-wide, but a visit to the best of Florence's pastry shops for these cookies will leave you empty-handed.…

Blood And Sweat: Wine And Olive Oil In Italy’s Deep South

Blood And Sweat: Wine And Olive Oil In Italy’s Deep South

Emiko Davies explores the cool earthiness of an underground olive oil mill and the fruity explosion of sun-soaked wines as they come together in Masseria L’Astore, a traditional estate in Salento, Puglia.…

Summer Picnic in the Park

Summer Picnic in the Park

Still finding yourself in the city? Take a break, head for the park and pack Emiko Davies picnic cupcakes.…

Artusi’s Sour Cherry And Cinnamon Sorbet

Artusi’s Sour Cherry And Cinnamon Sorbet

What is not to love about cherries? They are pretty, delicious, healthy, and lend themselves well to so many dishes, particularly desserts.…