Discover the cuisine of a secret part of southernmost Tuscany with Tuscan-based, Australian-born writer and photographer Emiko Davies. Named for the shimmery salt-and-pepper sand, the Silver Coast is a region of rolling hills, long beaches, overgrown fig trees, rambling vineyards and rich culinary history.
In Acquacotta, Davies has compiled and adapted her Italian family’s best-loved recipes from Capalbio, Monte Argentario, Giglio Island and inland to the hot springs of Saturnia and the ancient Pitigliano. She 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. This book is all about the food that people love to eat and love to cook – comforting, low maintenance and easy to prepare. Accompanied by stunning photography.