Cinnamon and Salt by Emiko Davies – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Cinnamon and Salt: Ciccheti in Venice: Small Bites From The Lagoon City by Emiko Davies.

Emiko Davies is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her style of cooking and writing provides comfort and as always with her books they take you to whichever region Emiko is focusing on (mostly Italy). See my previous reviews on certain of her titles: Torta della Nonna; Tortellini at Midnight; and Florentine.

Emiko’s latest cookbook is titled Cinnamon and Salt: Ciccheti in Venice: Small Bites From The Lagoon City. Cicchetti (pronounced chi-ke-tee) are little morsels; think of them as appetizers but cicchetti are undeniably, distinctly Venetian and a delicious nod to Venice’s casual way of life.

In Cinnamon and Salt, Emiko explores the rich history of Venice and its long relationship with cicchetti, detailing more than sixty classic and modern recipes, from fried to sweet and from small plates to drinks. Try Sweet and sour radicchio, or Mackerel, walnuts and black olive pâté. Indulge in Venetian soft-shell crab before moving on to Rose petal jam. You’ll even find recipes for a spritz, a bellini and a thick hot chocolate.

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

This book is a dream especially for those of us who love all things Italian. I fall into that category but also prefer eating the small plate way. My ideal meal would be a selection of plates with a variety of bites instead of a composed meal. Excuse me, now, I’m going to take this lovely book and escape to Venice.

Emiko’s books are this month’s cooking options in our EYB Cookbook Club.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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118 Comments

  • matag  on  June 16, 2022

    Fried zucchini flowers stuffed with whipped cod

  • dataentrytard  on  June 16, 2022

    Sweet-and-sour fried sardines

  • sayeater  on  June 16, 2022

    Deep-fried custard (Crema fritta)- I have no idea what this could taste like, but it sounds like something that should be tried at least once.

  • infotrop  on  June 16, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad

  • mandyyinoz  on  June 16, 2022

    Ooh…polenta two ways.

  • racheljmorgan  on  June 16, 2022

    Rose petal jam (Marmellata di rose)

  • riley  on  June 16, 2022

    The Hugo

  • ozfoodie  on  June 17, 2022

    The Venetian-style fried mozzarella sandwiches sound amazing – I can’t wait to see what flavour hit the anchovy fillets bring! Nice touch. 🙂

  • rkosully  on  June 17, 2022

    I would love to make the Asparagus and egg sandwiches (Tramezzini di asparagi e uova).

  • Heaton99  on  June 17, 2022

    Cured sea bass with cumin (Branzino marinato al cumino) I love sea bass

  • AlexandraCoates  on  June 17, 2022

    I’m curious about any of the asparagus recipes, it will help to make the most of the short season. Also tempted by the thick hot chocolate…

  • jinni  on  June 17, 2022

    Padova chicken salad (Insalata di Gallina Padovana)

  • edybwad  on  June 17, 2022

    S-biscuits from Burano (Bussolai)

  • foodie16  on  June 17, 2022

    Valeria’s polenta and sultana biscuits (Zaleti di Valeria)

  • Maefleur  on  June 17, 2022

    crostini with mackerel, olives, and pinenuts

  • Spud13  on  June 17, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad (Insalata di aringa grigliata)

  • kmn4  on  June 17, 2022

    Cod fritters (Polpette di baccalà)

  • akrupnick  on  June 17, 2022

    Crostini with radicchio and walnut cream

  • roxlet  on  June 17, 2022

    Asparagus and egg

  • Roosta  on  June 17, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds (Tondini di formaggio)

  • GillB  on  June 18, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • readingtragic  on  June 18, 2022

    Mushrooms and polenta – two of my favourites

  • Wheels5683  on  June 18, 2022

    Zucchini impanate

  • Dannausc  on  June 18, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds 😋

  • virjeania  on  June 18, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds (Tondini di formaggio)

  • lgroom  on  June 18, 2022

    The Hugo

  • elsid22  on  June 18, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • DarcyVaughn  on  June 18, 2022

    Crostini with mackerel, olives and pine nuts

  • elysedc  on  June 18, 2022

    Crumbed zucchini (Zucchine impanate) looks so good!

  • Rabates  on  June 19, 2022

    Fried zucchini flowers stuffed with whipped cod

  • LaurenE  on  June 19, 2022

    Valeria’s polenta and sultana biscuits (Zaleti di Valeria)

  • terwilap  on  June 19, 2022

    Octopus in wine

  • cookinglikeimeanit  on  June 19, 2022

    The polenta two ways seems swoon worthy!

  • NaomiH  on  June 20, 2022

    Fried meatballs (Polpette di carne)

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  June 21, 2022

    Asparagus and egg sandwiches (Tramezzini di asparagi e uova)

  • Erobbins  on  June 22, 2022

    Artichoke Bottoms: I have lots of arties coming in now in the garden.

  • wildchild  on  June 23, 2022

    Octopus in wine (Polpi in tecia)

  • pfgarden  on  June 23, 2022

    Crumbed zucchini

  • teamkies  on  June 23, 2022

    S-biscuits from Burano (Bussolai)

  • twinreader  on  June 24, 2022

    I would like to try Grilled Scampi

  • Franki  on  June 24, 2022

    Polenta in due modi

  • banba1  on  June 24, 2022

    Dressed new potatoes (Patatine condite)

  • betsyradelow  on  June 24, 2022

    Polenta, two ways (Polenta in due modi)

  • sarahteertzah  on  June 24, 2022

    Venetian-style fried mozzarella sandwiches

  • reader1trees  on  June 24, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds

  • JenjiD  on  June 25, 2022

    Asparagus and egg sandwiches (Tramezzini di asparagi e uova)

  • j3g  on  June 28, 2022

    Boiled eggs, a few ways (Uova sode in vari modi)

    What could be better than a new twist on an old staple?

  • sarahawker  on  June 28, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds for the win!

  • ChicagoJen  on  June 29, 2022

    Venetian-style fried mozzarella sandwiches

  • dfcsator  on  June 29, 2022

    Polenta!

  • lauren424  on  June 30, 2022

    mushrooms and polenta!

  • bopper  on  July 1, 2022

    Octopus in Wine

  • Plumbobmummy  on  July 1, 2022

    Tuna tartare

  • janethaste  on  July 1, 2022

    Tuna tartare

  • emi10383  on  July 2, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • Sand9  on  July 2, 2022

    Grilled Scampi x

  • Dendav  on  July 2, 2022

    The hugo

  • gudspud  on  July 2, 2022

    Polenta in due modi

  • maci234  on  July 3, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad

  • bookmark77  on  July 3, 2022

    Cod fritters

  • bookmark58  on  July 3, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • avonleajules  on  July 4, 2022

    rose petal jam

  • prettypistol  on  July 4, 2022

    Padova chicken salad

  • Vecta2  on  July 4, 2022

    Valeria’s polenta and sultana biscuits sound a nice way to start

  • birdyscruff  on  July 4, 2022

    I’d love to make the Octopus in wine (Polpi in tecia)!

  • chromiumman  on  July 5, 2022

    the tuna tartare

  • tarae1204  on  July 6, 2022

    Venetian apple cake.

  • ravensfan  on  July 6, 2022

    Octopus in wine

  • AIC  on  July 8, 2022

    crumbled zucchini

  • fbrunetti  on  July 9, 2022

    Cured sea bass with cumin

  • Jow  on  July 10, 2022

    I’d make the Polenta in due modi

  • dzm  on  July 10, 2022

    grilled smoked herring salad

  • clairew137  on  July 10, 2022

    Asparagus and egg sandwiches

  • ceejayen  on  July 10, 2022

    Crostini with mackerel, olives and pine nuts

  • RickPearson54  on  July 11, 2022

    the hugo

  • maggz19671  on  July 11, 2022

    The Hugo

  • lucymajor94  on  July 11, 2022

    Cod fritters

  • kkez  on  July 11, 2022

    Crumbed zucchini (Zucchine impanate)

  • poneill  on  July 13, 2022

    Tuna tartare (Tartare di tonno)

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  July 14, 2022

    Venetian carnival fritters (Fritole)

  • jd5761  on  July 14, 2022

    Padova chicken salad

  • SharronM  on  July 15, 2022

    Sweet-and-Sour Radicchio. I never would have thought of this combination which means I must try it!

  • dusya4  on  July 15, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad

  • Lora724  on  July 15, 2022

    I’d like to make Fried meatballs (Polpette di carne).

  • RSW  on  July 17, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • silversand  on  July 18, 2022

    Seafood salad (Insalata di mare)

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  July 18, 2022

    Cod fritters (Polpette di baccalà)

  • oduong930  on  July 19, 2022

    cod fritters

  • tessamay  on  July 19, 2022

    Sweet and Sour Radicchio

  • Shelley.b  on  July 20, 2022

    grilled scampi

  • kimwhite  on  July 21, 2022

    Mushrooms and Polenta

  • NatalyaM  on  July 22, 2022

    I would want to try the smoked tuna, horseradish and artichoke buns first, quickly followed by the sweet-and-sour fried sardines.

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  July 22, 2022

    Crumbed zucchini (Zucchine impanate)

  • Leonard5854  on  July 23, 2022

    Whipped cod

  • EmilyR  on  July 24, 2022

    S-biscuits from Burano (Bussolai)

  • Jellyfish  on  July 26, 2022

    venetian carnival fritters

  • Michelynn  on  July 28, 2022

    Intriguing! I would like to try the “crumbed zucchini”

  • sheridarby  on  July 29, 2022

    Cod fritters (Polpette di baccalà)

  • coryphaeus  on  July 31, 2022

    Carrot mostarda with mustard and roast ham (Mostarda di carote con senape e prosciutto arrosto)

  • hibeez  on  July 31, 2022

    Venetian-style fried mozzarella sandwiches.

  • lilmiztam22  on  July 31, 2022

    As a big cheese lover I have to say Fried cheese rounds

  • jessamybride  on  July 31, 2022

    My favourite fish!
    Branzino marinato al cumino

  • hillsboroks  on  July 31, 2022

    I would try the Venetian apple cake.

  • michelle666  on  August 1, 2022

    Rose petal jam

  • orchidlady01  on  August 2, 2022

    Fried calamari (Calamari fritti)

  • denise21  on  August 2, 2022

    Grilled scampi

  • Yatota74  on  August 3, 2022

    Tuna tartare (Tartare di tonno)

  • molly57  on  August 3, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad (Insalata di aringa grigliata)

  • DimensionAEB  on  August 3, 2022

    Grilled smoked herring salad (Insalata di aringa grigliata)

  • ickle0ne  on  August 3, 2022

    I’d love to try the Artichoke bottoms (Fondi di articiocchi)

  • ClaireHamilton  on  August 3, 2022

    Fried cheese rounds (Tondini di formaggio)

  • PatBarrett  on  August 3, 2022

    Padova chicken salad (Insalata di Gallina Padovana)

  • Twiddle  on  August 3, 2022

    The Hugo

  • Nomoregruel  on  August 5, 2022

    Roasted capsicum cream and grilled eggplant for little sandwiches (Crema di peperone e melanzane grigliate per francobolli)

  • mph993  on  August 5, 2022

    Smoked tuna, horseradish and artichoke buns (Brioche di tonno affumicato, cren e crema di carciofi)

  • JP  on  August 6, 2022

    I would love to make the Crumbed zucchini

  • skyejaden  on  August 6, 2022

    the grilled scampi

  • garrettsambo  on  August 6, 2022

    I would like to try Bovoletti.

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