Embrace the Wisdom of the Mediterranean to Create a Delicious Life
After moving to Malta with her family during the 2020 pandemic, Emily A. Francis learned insider secrets to one of the healthiest lifestyles in the world. Now she shares these insights so that you too can improve your wellness and invigorate your spirit.
The Taste of Joy shows you the importance of living simply, mindfully, and naturally while nourishing your body and soul. Discover your own path to happiness as Emily recounts eye-opening experiences with a country and culture that made her come alive. Using food as a metaphor for life, this book highlights local methods for harvesting and cooking while exploring Mediterranean values. With Emily's pearls of wisdom and a handful of recipes, you can get a taste of bliss and create a life you can relish instead of simply endure.
"We came to Malta to film the Maltese specialty foods. Naturally, we had to do an episode on the famous Maltese pastizzi with Emily as our guide! What Emily brings to the table is her enthusiasm and passion for all things Malta and Mediterranean living. This book brings that excitement to you in the way only Emily can."—Giulia Ottaviano, TV producer and director
"It is a pleasure to team up with Emily, as we share a similar passion for food, especially as we navigate Mediterranean cuisine. We share the belief that eating seasonally and from locally sourced ingredients is a more responsible way to approach a higher quality of life."—Ariel Guivisdalsky, professional chef, instructor, and columnist of "A Chef and a Foodie on Tour"
"It has been amazing to see Emily immerse herself in local traditions and embrace all that is Maltese. This book reminds us that life is meant to be relished and not just endured."—Matthew Towns, international professional football goalkeeper and coach
"Emily A. Francis has written a must-read book for anyone considering starting a healthier life full of joy with a little bit of extra spice! Read this delightful guide full of lessons to nourish not only your mind and soul but also your body with additional easy recipes and food tips and learn to love and live the Mediterranean way of life."—Elena & Melisa Koyunseven, founders of The Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine
"We love having Emily on our TV show Hygieia! Her enthusiasm, her passion, and of course her knowledge are an inspiration to all the viewers!"—Marika Caruana Smith, host of Hygieia with Marika on Malta TVM
"Malta has been Emily's home for the past few years. At Oh My Malta, she indulges her passion for the Maltese Islands and the Mediterranean by enthusiastically sharing her knowledge on local produce and cuisine in the most fascinating of ways with visitors and locals alike, radiating positive energy wherever she goes and reminding us all why we love Malta and Mediterranean living so much. It's a true pleasure having her on our team! We know you will love this book!"—Philippa Zammit, editor at Oh My Malta magazine