About me!

Hi, I’m Mardi Michels, a full-time elementary school French (and cooking!) teacher and the author of eatlivetravelwrite.com where I write about culinary adventures near and far. I grew up in Australia, lived and taught in Paris for over five years and now call Toronto home. In 2014, my husband and I purchased a home in Nérac (southwest France), which we operate as a vacation rental property, so when we can, we spend as much time in France as possible. I also teach (mostly French) cooking and baking classes for adults and children (currently online!). My first book, In the French kitchen with kids, was published in 2018 (Appetite by Random House).

What is this newsletter about “all sorts of things”?

I started my monthly-ish newsletter in 2019, to celebrate 10 years of my blog! This is a place for me to share content that doesn’t necessarily fit on my blog - things I am reading beyond cookbooks, what we’re watching, eating and drinking and random thoughts. Over the past 2 years it’s been the most delightful task each month compiling these missives and the response has been very positive. Newsletter subscribers are always the first to learn about upcoming classes, events and projects I am working on!

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Thanks so much for reading and for your support!



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Mardi Michels

I write about food, travel and teaching people to cook.