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Emiko Davies - Acquacotta

With her first book Florentine, Canberra-born, Tuscan-based writer and photographer Emiko Davies introduced English-speaking readers to the great culinary tradition of Florence.

In her new book Acquacotta, Davies has compiled and adapted her Italian family’s best-loved recipes from the little-known Maremma region on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In words and pictures, Emiko guides readers through the use of local ingredients, as well as sharing the history of rustic, storied dishes including scampi and potato soup, hand-rolled strozzapreti noodles, spinach and ricotta tortelli, chestnut gnocchi and the classic fig and chocolate bread, pagnotella. Plus, of course, the book’s namesake acquacotta, a quintessential Maremman peasant dish that captures the spirit of this special place.

Join Emiko Davies - described by one observer as a "renaissance woman for the internet era" - in conversation with Barbara Sweeney of Sydney’s Food & Words Festival over a glass of local wine and something delicious from the new book.

Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink)