Name: Emiko Davies
Blog: Emiko Davies
Location: Melbourne, Australia
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what would it be?
Can I say it would be a local ingredient – I think that cooking with only ingredients made, grown, or produced in your region would be a real and sometimes near impossible challenge (especially for me, as I tend to use a lot of imported Italian products!). I think we easily forget how much we use and have the luxury of food coming from far-flung places of the world. It’d be an interesting experiment, that’s for sure!
I will never eat:
This is actually a really difficult question! I don’t normally say no to any sort of fresh food or ingredient and luckily I don’t have any allergies, so the only thing I think I could honestly say “never” to is endangered or threatened species! Sharks, for instance, and other non-sustainably fished seafood would be up there.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
Time warps aside, it would have to be a dinner party with my favorite historic cookbook writers, Pellegrino Artusi, Elizabeth David, Alice B. Toklas, and her partner and fellow foodie, Gertrude Stein.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
Uova al pomodoro, a rustic, one-pot meal of eggs poached in a quick tomato sauce.
What’s your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
There’s a great, absolutely tiny family-run restaurant in Florence called Vini e Vecchi Sapori. They have a simple, constantly changing menu but whenever they have it, the sweet tooth in me can never go past the tiramisù ai lamponi (raspberry tiramisu).