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I am a cookbook author, photographer and food/travel writer based in Italy with my Tuscan husband who is a sommelier. Here, I share my food and travel recommendations around Italy, snippets of life in Tuscany with two small kids, new and old favourite wines we’re drinking, recipes we are loving, cookbooks, discussions on sustainability around food and links that keep us going.

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“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

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Looking forward to writing for you from my kitchen in Tuscany.

Emiko