MARDI MICHELS is a full-time French teacher to elementary school-aged boys and the author of eat. live. travel. write--a blog focusing on culinary adventures near and far. As part of her job, she runs cooking classes for boys aged 7 to 14, called Les Petits Chefs and Cooking Basics. Mardi grew up in Australia, lived and taught in Paris for over five years and now calls Toronto home. In 2014, Mardi and her husband purchased a historic home in southwest France, which they operate as a vacation rental property. Mardi is also a Food Revolution Ambassador and in her spare time teaches French cooking and baking classes.