The Chicago Journal

Emiliette Morales: Discovering International Culture Through Food Recipes

Traveling has the power to broaden someone’s perspective. For the passionate traveler Emiliette Morales, flying across the world and ticking one country after another off her list has definitely broadened her horizons. The 27-year-old has seen many landmarks, met various people, and experienced diverse cultures. Today, she shares them with the world.

Emiliette Morales is also known as Memeliette on various platforms. She has been to 45 countries and doesn’t plan on stopping there. To share her experiences with others, the avid traveler wrote a book about her interactions with different people and learned to appreciate and prepare international food. The book entitled à la carte captures food, travel, and culture within its pages. It contains recipes from countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Food is a genuine reflection of culture. Emiliette Morales wants to feature those she has come across by telling the world about their cuisine. Not only does she tackle recipes for her readers to learn but she also talks about the people’s way of life where a particular recipe or food practice originated. She also includes photos of the places she visited to accompany the recipes.

While most cookbooks tackle a specific cuisine such as Italian or French, Emiliette Morales has made the bold choice to tackle various specialties across different cultures. The international cookbook truly celebrates the unity and bridges that food can provide for people. For centuries, food has been a way for different nationalities to connect, and the author has indeed captured that. 

To further explain the process and compliment her book, Emiliette also has a YouTube channel called Memeliette Abroad. In the video platform, she provides a visual explanation of preparing the food in her book. She also uploads clips and short films of her trips abroad, where she shows beautiful places around the world, shares traveling tips, as well as inspires others to get out and explore. 

The book à la carte is part of Emiliette Morales’ company called EMAK productions. The brand celebrates everything international from travel and food to people. Emiliette was motivated to build her company because she wanted to share how she feels every time she goes abroad. The author provides them with nuggets of information on different countries that they would not otherwise know from other sources. “I want it to make it easier for others to learn,” said Emiliette. 

Currently, Emiliette Morales is working on opening a delivery-only fine pasta service in Plano, Texas. It will be called Emilia’s Cucina and will serve authentic pasta dishes to her community. Besides that, Emiliette is also looking forward to writing a second part for à la carte and another book centered on international desserts. She is also working on another masterpiece called Christmas Around the World: A Recipe Book.

Beyond the recipes, Emiliette Morales has genuinely taken her readers and viewers on an adventure. Not only has she inspired hundreds to explore diverse cuisines, but she also encourages them to respect and value every culture outside of their horizons. 

To learn more about Emiliette Morales and see photos of her adventures abroad, visit her Instagram and YouTube channel.