Unearth Malee blossomed from the rich cultural surroundings that creator, Marie, grew up in. Her Thai-American background gave her the daily fortune of experiencing exotic Asian cuisine. It was her mother’s kitchen that offered the perfect setting for her intrigue of savory essences of fragrant Asian herbs and spices. Smells of cilantro, lemongrass, ginger, kaffir lime, coconut milk, tamarind, and jasmine rice would permeate throughout the house.
“Malee” in Thai refers to a jasmine flower. It is also a name passed down three generations in Marie’s family. Named after her grandmother, she longed to identify with her Thai roots. She continues to discover what her culture means to her and how she could incorporate that with her creations in order to share it with others.