The Taste of Joy

The Taste of Joy : Mediterranean Wisdom for a Life Worth Savoring

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After moving to the Mediterranean 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 this insight so you, too, can improve your wellness and invigorate your soul.The Taste of Joy shows you the value of living simply, mindfully, seasonally, and naturally, while feeding the body and soul more richly. Explore your own path to happiness as Emily recounts her eye-opening experiences getting to know a new region, its inhabitants, and their culture. With Emily's thought provoking pearls of wisdom and a handful of recipes, you can get a taste of blissful happiness and discover how to create a quality life you can relish instead of simply endure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • 0738773689
  • 9780738773681
  • 1,165,688

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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
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About Emily A. Francis

Emily A. Francis has a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness, with a minor in nutrition and a Masters degree in Human Performance. She is the author of Stretch Therapy, The Body Heals Itself, Whole Body Healing and Healing Ourselves Whole. Now moving to the Mediterranean, she has become fascinated with local food production, writing a regular column in the local tourism magazine Oh My Malta, titled Emily in Malta, where she interviews local farmers, fishermen, and chefs on single ingredient farming. She has also teamed up with a world-renowned chef for a weekly column titled A Chef and a Foodie On Tour, where they review restaurants from both a chef and a food lover's point of view. She is also a contributing writer for Malta's Gourmet Today magazine. You can find Emily at
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