TAKE A VACATION FROM YOUR LIFE & JOIN ME IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Emily A. Francis has a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness, with a minor in nutrition and a Master's Degree in Human Performance.
Since moving to the Mediterranean, she has been writing a regular column in the local tourism magazine Oh My Malta where she interviews local farmers, fishermen and chefs. She also reviews restaurants for a collaborative weekly column titled "A Chef and a Foodie On Tour," and works as a contributing writer for Malta's Gourmet Today magazine.
Welcome! I'm Emily A. Francis
The Taste of Joy: Mediterranean Wisdom for a Life Worth Savoring
Do you want a chance to start a new life for yourself? Mediterranean living can help you do just that! Emily A. Francis draws on personal experience to show how Mediterranean living can feed both your body and your soul.
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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If you were offered the chance to change everything, would you take it?
I am here to inspire you to take control of your life & your happiness and start exploring a lifestyle that feeds both your body and your soul.
My Journey of Change
My name is Emily Francis and I am an American author. During the pandemic, I had this crazy idea... let's get rid of everything I own and move to a tiny island in the Mediterranean with my family and four pets.
I come from the outskirts of Atlanta Georgia. Living in the southern area of the United States comes with a host of challenges. Some are great, others minimal and as of the past few years, some became downright unbearable...
I wanted a new life. There were two things I wanted more than anything for us: to live in a country where the foods were grown without the use of GMOs and to raise my children in a place where active shooter drills were not a part of the daily conversation in our schools.
Moving to Malta has been the greatest experience of my life! It felt like our family was about to cliff dive into something we could not even see the bottom of before we stepped off the ledge, and went for it. Me and my husband, our children, three dogs and one cat…all stepped off the ledge together and landed smack in the middle of the Mediterranean.
We fear falling and failing, right? But in many cases, we fear flying and soaring even more! What if we were able to get just about everything we put out to the Universe to receive? What if we got more than everything we put out to receive and it came with a dessert course and a cherry on top?
Emily A. Francis is deeply acquainted with what I call the Malta experience and all its layers. It is from this wellspring of knowledge, from the vantage point of her Oh My Malta site, that she so eloquently and lovingly writes about our food products and our farming community.
This publication should serve as a textbook case for exploring new vistas for our tourism offer
Hon. Clayton Bartolo MP, Member of the Parliament of Malta
& Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection
Emily is a columnist for the local Malta magazine for tourists, Oh My Malta. She writes a column titled "Emily in Malta", from the angle of an American woman coming to Malta and interviewing local farmers, fishermen and chefs about the way that foods are grown, harvested, caught and prepared on the island. Her articles appear monthly in print magazines as well as an online here.