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Emeliette Morales Publishes New Book that Takes Readers to 45 Countries

Most people only imagine traveling to 45 countries in one lifetime. Entrepreneur and book author Memeliette achieved experiencing the culture and lifestyle of 45 different countries before she even reached 30 years old — an accomplishment that is rare for a young person like her. To allow other people to experience the thrill and joys of her travels, she published an international cookbook titled à la carte

à la carte is not an ordinary cookbook as it does not only feature recipes; it also highlights how these local cuisines are being cooked by residents in a particular region as she interacts with the new friends she meets along the way. Many of the recipes featured in à la carte come from exciting places in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. What makes à la carte stand out is that it is complemented by videos available on Memeliette’s YouTube channel called Memeliette Abroad. The cookbook is also filled with mouthwatering and inviting photos of food, people, and special finds in a particular country. 

Memeliette, born Emiliette Morales, owns EMAK Productions, a brand that features everything international from travel to food and people. Her motivation to build her brand came from the desire to enjoy traveling abroad and discovering new things. Being able to share the experiences she savored through her book and YouTube channel gives her great fulfillment, knowing that people will also be inspired to pursue traveling as a way to learn new things and collect new experiences. 

Memeliette completed a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She finished her master’s degree in international business from Hult International Business School in London. She previously worked in two multinational companies where she developed her entrepreneurial and people skills. While others dread the idea of hustling in the corporate world, she thrives in a hectic and challenging atmosphere of the business industry. Deciding to start her own businesses are some of the best decisions she has ever made in her life.  

Traveling to 45 countries is not an easy feat, but Memeliette wants to make it easy for her readers and followers to learn about other cultures and their way of life. At 27 years old, she has done what so many can only dream of experiencing in one lifetime. Through her exciting travels, the young entrepreneur gives her audience a glimpse of what life is like in other parts of the world, gives them travel tips, and how to get the most out of each country she visited.

At present, Memeliette is focusing her energy on opening a delivery-only fine pasta service in Plano, Texas, which will be called Emilia’s Cucina. Aside from this, she sees herself growing her YouTube channel to inspire people to cook in the comforts of their homes. As can be expected, she hopes to write more international cuisine books, a book on desserts, and a Christmas around the world recipe book that families can enjoy during December. 

Check out Memeliette’s YouTube channel Memeliette Abroad that features food, travel, and culture. Follow her on Instagram to get the latest on her projects. 

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