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  • Eggs and anchovies // What was the first thing you ever cooked? My first memory of cooking was with my grandmother, Rosemary, in Sydney. She taught me how to make scrambled eggs on her electric stove top, the kind with the coiled heating elements, in her small, linoleum-lined kitchen. A seamstress by trade, in 1943 she started working on war-torn planes, putting them back together. She fought to get paid the same as her male co-workers, leading the other women out onto the airport tarmac in a strike one day. Later, in an interview she explained about her choice of job, “We are planning a home when the war is over, and I want mine to be all electric — including stove and refrigerator. These are things very few of us working girls can afford in normal times when we marry, so if I can save enough for them my war job will have been doubly worthwhile.” Nanna Rose, as we called her, showed me how to make scrambled eggs in a small saucepan on that electric stove that she saved up for working on war planes. I still make it the same way -- sometimes I add anchovies, which melt into the butter into a glorious kind of sauce. It's great for those days when there's nothing in the fridge or you have no desire to stand in front of a hot stove for long — or just want something simple and delicious. If you feel like reading a bit of a story and seeing this non-recipe, it's all over on the blog today. 🍴
    2017-07-25 06:07:43

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    SugaVida:
    🍓🍓🍓


    Cara Feng:
    Yes! Much love and appreciation for the strong women in my life <3 Love that you shared the story!


    TRUEFFLES:
    Pretty


    Belinda Jeffery:
    What a fascinating woman our grandmother was, Emiko...this is such a precious memory. xx



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  • Excuse the slight wobble and the low light -- I shot this fun little video with my phone, which was all I had with me when we decided, on a whim, to fill up the car with some stuff pulled out of the garden and the fridge and drive down to the little lake at the bottom of my friend @sarahfioroni's family vineyard in time for a sunset picnic with San Gimignano peeking out behind the hill. It seemed the perfect opportunity to play around with time lapse, which I am learning about in @xantheb's fantastic #makefilmscourse! {Music by Jazzhar, whose work I love (this one is called Montmartre) and can be found at betterwithmusic.com} #minimondaymovies #tuscansummer
    2017-07-24 12:38:26

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    Emiko Davies:
    @flavias_flavors ha funnily enough, these are two different Jack Russells! Luigi and Cappuccino 😁🐶 (still a breakfast theme!). Thank you!!


    Flavia Scalzitti:
    @emikodavies Oh those names!😂So adorable. My chef paternal grandfather was named Luigi (we called him Nonno Gigi). 🙂


    Samantha Wilson:
    @emikodavies thank you. You mean the P9? Are you doing video with that too? I am think of taking the same course you are and considering upgrading my phone or buying a camera seperatly.


    Poshyarns Studio - Rebecca:
    Such a beautiful setting and film



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  • Last two spots left for the Florence workshop held by @littleupsidedowncake and @renee_kemps together with @_marinadenisova_ in October! I can't wait to be in the quaint kitchen of @_numeroventi_ cooking meals for everyone and showing how to make fresh pasta. We will also prepare a picnic at @valdirose and visit my favourite trattoria for an unforgettable dinner -- it will be a fantastic workshop during my favourite time of the year. More info and booking for this workshop at the link in @littleupsidedowncake's profile and more events at the link in my profile. ✨ This 📷 by the talented @_marinadenisova_
    2017-07-24 07:22:58

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    Emiko Davies:
    @vicolodeifuggiti why don't we go together one day? And yes -- dreaming of autumn!!!!


    Emiko Davies:
    @valdirose me neither!! 😘❤


    Giulia Scarpaleggia:
    wow! picnic at @valdirose with Irene sounds like a dream! as all the other activities! and this kitchen.. wow!


    Molly McIlwrath:
    Would love to. We can do a Teatro del Sale date again and then this. 😊



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  • Girl in a Tuscan vineyard with a Jack Russell -- it suits her, am putting this on my dream life mood board! ✨ #lifegoals #oneday #agirlcandream #organicwine
    2017-07-23 05:44:56

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    Kathleen Dickey:
    Yes I think it's called serendipitous or by chance which must be your sign today! The odds are with you!😊🐶🍇


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    TRUEFFLES:
    Amazing


    Aria Campbell-Danesh:
    Great shot!



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  • So thrilled to be heading back to Latteria Studio in Rome to teach a special cooking class inspired by my latest cookbook/the Maremma for one day, Saturday 16th September. It's a small, relaxed, hands-on class, we will have plenty of chatting and cooking, there will be wine from the Maremma and a lovely long lunch -- if this sounds like something you'd love to be part of, bookings are now open, just head to my events page {link in profile}. Pictured here is last night's Insalata Gigliese, a refreshing and simple salad from Tuscany's Giglio island (and makes good use of celery leaves too, which so often get discarded), if you can't get to Rome for the class (or Giglio where you can find it in many of the island's restaurants), you can find it in #acquacottathecookbook!
    2017-07-22 11:43:08

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    Emiko Davies:
    @flavias_flavors grazie, wish you could too! 😊


    Emiko Davies:
    @fattoria_san_martino thank you! ❤


    f o r a g e r & c o.:
    If only I lived in Italy! x


    Paula Hagiefremidis:
    I will be in Greece during that time...sounds like an amazing opportunity!



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  • So many curious corners of Lubriano look like they are trapped in time, like this stone house facing the dramatic Valle dei Calanchi with its garden full of olive trees and rambling grape vine pergola and a string of gourds at the entrance. #Lazio
    2017-07-21 08:07:24

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    Ultraviaggi Roma:
    😊😊😊


    Annamaria Esca:
    Love this so rustic ☺😊😀❤


    😊:
    Rustica! ❤️


    c a r o l i n e c h o i:
    oh my gourd 😍 (pardon the dad joke 🙃) x



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  • What summer nights should be all about. Fill up the Fiat with a picnic -- nothing fussy, some homemade salame, pecorino cheese, just picked tomatoes, farro salad, a melon out of the garden, a peach crostata -- friends, dogs, bottles of wine and drive to the lake at the bottom of the vineyard just before sunset and watch the dogs leap into the water with glee, how the light on the water changes, the twinkling of the nearby town over the hill and enjoy it all until it's too dark to tell where your wine glass is. What a great idea @sarahfioroni @fattoriapoggioalloro 🙌 {a mini movie coming soon!}
    2017-07-20 04:25:17

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    About Avalon:
    Heaven!👌


    Belinda Jeffery:
    This sounds heavenly, Emiko, the stuff of a good life. xx


    Hank Lane Music:
    😎 😎 😎


    Em's Cooking Adventures:
    Simple and delicious 😋 love it



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  • Irresistible summer produce at my favourite market stall that sells just natural, locally grown vegetables in Florence -- in fact these tomatoes are called 'fiorentini'. Will never tire of looking at them! #f52farmstand #tuscansummer
    2017-07-19 04:59:18

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    Siri Radha:
    Ugh. Gorgeous. I want!


    Brewing Happiness:
    God your photography is stunning


    eatvoilà • ᴰᴬᵛᴵᴰᴱ:
    W😍W


    Cliodhna Prendergast:
    Envious!!



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  • Weekend scenes on a Tuscan farm... in slooooow motion. This week's #makefilmscourse by @xantheb theme is Slo-Mo, which really suited the slow pace of the couple of days we spent in this special place amongst wonderful people, delicious organic food (including the sweetest -- and biggest -- tomatoes I have ever eaten, just picked and still slightly warm from the sun), stunning views, a welcome breeze and animals that love a good pat. A special place @fattoriapoggioalloro @sarahfioroni {Tap for music by Jazzhar, betterwithmusic.com}
    2017-07-17 15:43:43

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    Lisa Brancatisano:
    Lovely video!!!


    Andrea:
    how lovely!


    Ingrid:
    Oh that is so sweet!


    hana davies:
    Wah, take me back!!!! This is so so beautiful!



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  • Farm details and textures in this special place #fattoriapoggioalloro
    2017-07-17 04:27:11

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    Emiko Davies:
    @giuliocivillini so true! ✨


    Alexa | The Sagas:
    SUCH a cool picture!


    Slowlife Hideaway San Martino:
    So beautiful as a painting Emiko! @emikodavies


    Paula Hagiefremidis:
    Love these kinds of details..they always capture my attention...



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  • Sunday morning breakfast with a view and much needed couple of days of rest. The only thing we need to decide today is whether to first visit the cows or jump in the pool and whether to have the pici or the tagliatelle. What are your weekend plans?
    2017-07-16 06:34:32

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    Emiko Davies:
    @kokken_id yes, just ideal! 👌


    Emiko Davies:
    @sumiedavies so needed!


    Emiko Davies:
    @nespolegiuggiole è un posto davvero speciale 😊


    Emiko Davies:
    @neelashearer we spent all afternoon in it! 😂



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  • Peeked in on @sarahfioroni's pasta class at @fattoriapoggioalloro and saw this beautiful sight. The wonder and excitement at what flour and eggs and a bit of elbow grease can produce will never get old.
    2017-07-15 13:06:37

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    Emiko Davies:
    @amanda_lawler beautiful light isn't it?!


    Emiko Davies:
    @mydarlinglemonthyme ❤❤❤


    Emiko Davies:
    @its_apieceofcake always feels like magic! ✨


    Gayatri:
    Incredible light !!!



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  • Weekend ritual: Breakfast at the bar in the piazza. A bombolone for her, espresso for babbo and cappuccino for me with a cornetto integrale. The coffee is below average and the service is achingly slow, but the pastries are good (the bomboloni exceptional; she refuses to eat any other bomboloni after being spoiled by these) and it's full of character. Also it's the place where the whole neighbourhood congregates so you're bound to bump into friends, acquaintances, somebody's relative or people who want to chat, turning the outing into an hour long affair, just the thing I love about small towns and the morning coffee ritual.
    2017-07-15 06:31:22

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    Belinda Jeffery:
    It sounds absolutely wonderful, Emiko!💕


    Evie Barrow:
    Sounds like a wonderful weekend ritual!


    Helen Weaven:
    Fantastic photo!!!


    Slowlife Hideaway San Martino:
    🎶"You are my lucky star "🎶💕 on my opinion, this is the right old song for this beautiful capture Emiko! @emikodavies



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  • End of a long (but good) day with well deserved bubbles and Volpi's fabulous crostone with speck, honey and Asiago. 👌
    2017-07-14 10:00:37

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    Emiko Davies:
    @bgindance it's the best!


    Canberra + Lawyer + Blogger:
    Oh yum what a good combo


    Carmen:
    I miss that place! 😍


    Nardia Plumridge:
    Looks delish! Enjoy!



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  • Short cut to dinner // It still amazes me that my Florentine neighbourhood has streets like this one, appropriately named la Via Vecchia di Settignano and out of use ever since cars phased out horses. It's not even too far of a jump to think that Michelangelo walked this path when he lived in Settignano. #theotherflorence
    2017-07-13 17:53:43

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    Slowlife Hideaway San Martino:
    Beautiful path! @emikodavies


    Andrea:
    How glorious... Dreamy


    Georgette Jupe:
    It's a pretty darn awesome place to live :-)


    sumie davies:
    Wow...!



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  • There is something about a basket of fresh eggs and a handwritten sign that makes me feel comforted that all is good in the world. Maybe because it reminds me of collecting eggs as a child from the chicken coop or taking my daughter to do the same. Either way, popping out to the market sure beats a trip to the supermarket any day. Taking a wander with the lovely @thereforesamiam -- don't you love when you finally get to meet people you've been emailing for years?! ❤ #f52farmstand
    2017-07-13 04:22:10

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    Emiko Davies:
    @sunbirdone right? 😍


    Grace-Yvette Gemmell:
    @emikodavies oh! That's a steal! I thought for one.


    Belinda Jeffery:
    I'm with you, Emiko, they are such a lovely sight, and yes, it is comforting. x


    Georgette Jupe:
    Love this Emiko!



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  • Playing around with slow motion this week. She was not impressed that I interrupted her gelato eating/singing session (anyone else sing while they are eating when really content?) to #gostandoverthere and even less impressed by what happened about 5 seconds later (see stories). 😢 #makefilmscourse #minimovies #slomo
    2017-07-12 16:17:43

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    Shirley Jones:
    Adorable!💕💕💕


    Valeria:
    Awwww bless her! Stunning colours 😍


    Helen Weaven:
    Priceless 😁


    ☆ Xanthe - Photography & Films:
    Such a sweetheart! Xx



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  • Summer craving: Pasta con le vongole // Made from the #acquacottathecookbook recipe for spaghetti con le arselle, which are wedge clams. They're delicious but hard to find in the summer, as these little violet-tinted clams bury themselves deep into the sand to keep cool. **P.S. Bookings are now open for an Acquacotta-inspired, Maremma cooking class at Rome's wonderful Latteria Studio on September 16, come join me for a convivial, relaxed day of eating, drinking and cooking, head to my events page for more {link in profile}! ***P.P.S. This is a new background board I painted yesterday, which is so easy to do I'm kicking myself for not making them earlier so thought I'd share! All you need is a wooden board, a small sponge (or similar) roller, a small or of white paint and a small pot of grey paint. Start with pure grey and cover the entire board. When dry, roll over some grey mixed with white on a fairly dry roller (try rolling a few times over newspaper first so you get the texture of the roller), then do the same with white. You can even add a further pale grey to the top in same way until you get the look you want. Too easy!
    2017-07-12 06:25:50

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    Lilian Bucke:
    Just bought your book featuring the place where we stay on you cover! Loving it 👌🏼❤️👌🏼


    Francesca:
    Madonna che bontà!


    Helen Weaven:
    My favorite 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋


    Pitaya:
    💖💜😍



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  • I could stay all day under the shade of a tree, where we put a long table and made an impromptu, breezy lunch of pasta with pappa al pomodoro (yes, together! Would never have thought of it but it was 👌) and bottles of pink, orange and ruby red wine with a view of vines and cypress trees sweeping down the valley. More pics in stories #passionebiodinamica
    2017-07-11 03:44:25

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    Kat 🔹 Κατερινα:
    Absolutely perfect! Longing for those long summer days.


    suberrima:
    @emikodavies Pensavo fosse tornato a vivere lì. Ma forse è all'estero. Cmq è un posto stupendo!


    amelia pane schaffner 🇮🇹:
    Dappled light lunching is the summer ultimate


    Georgette Jupe:
    Bellissimo!



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  • This girl. This feisty, bossy, headstrong, sweet, affectionate, dreamer of a girl. When I saw that week 2's theme of @xantheb's #makefilmscourse was to create a portrait, I knew right away that she would be my subject. I didn't plan these scenes but just wanted to capture her in one day, doing our usual ritual at the Sant'Ambrogio market -- a chunk of schiacciata from the bakery, a wander through the Piazza Ghiberti flea market, picking up some flowers. She had her eye on these flowers ever since we arrived at the market, so I let her buy them and arrange them when we got home to her favourite ever dog -- not our dog, our neighbour's, but try explaining that to either of them. {Music by Jazzhar betterwithmusic.com} #minimondaymovies
    2017-07-10 04:44:45

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    Emiko Davies:
    @plantfuelledchaos thank you!! ❤❤❤


    Italy528:
    simply beautiful Emiko


    Norma Thiessen:
    So beautiful Emiko!! I love it.


    Elvira Zilli:
    Beautiful video and beautiful little girl❤️



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Eggs and anchovies // What was the first thing you ever cooked? My first memory of cooking was with my grandmother, Rosemary, in Sydney. She taught me how to make scrambled eggs on her electric stove top, the kind with the coiled heating elements, in her small, linoleum-lined kitchen. A seamstress by trade, in 1943 she started working on war-torn planes, putting them back together. She fought to get paid the same as her male co-workers, leading the other women out onto the airport tarmac in a strike one day. Later, in an interview she explained about her choice of job, “We are planning a home when the war is over, and I want mine to be all electric — including stove and refrigerator. These are things very few of us working girls can afford in normal times when we marry, so if I can save enough for them my war job will have been doubly worthwhile.” Nanna Rose, as we called her, showed me how to make scrambled eggs in a small saucepan on that electric stove that she saved up for working on war planes. I still make it the same way -- sometimes I add anchovies, which melt into the butter into a glorious kind of sauce. It's great for those days when there's nothing in the fridge or you have no desire to stand in front of a hot stove for long — or just want something simple and delicious. If you feel like reading a bit of a story and seeing this non-recipe, it's all over on the blog today. 🍴
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