Emiko Davies was raised in an international household with a
Japanese mother and an Australian father, and spent her childhood
and adolescence between Australia and China. So it was inevitable
that she found herself halfway around the world later in life, in
the US for a Fine Arts degree that led her to Florence, Italy, as a
twenty-year-old. She fell in love with Florence instantly and
returned a few years later to study art restoration and
photography, and soak in the Florentine lifestyle (learning Italian
along the way). But then she met her sommelier husband, Marco, and
that year turned into sixteen (and counting). They live in Florence
with their two daughters.
Emiko has previously authored three cookbooks: Florentine (2016), Acquacotta (2017), and Tortellini at Midnight (2019). She continues to write about regional Italian food and travel on her blog, as well as for publications such as Gourmet Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Food52, and Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera.