Mel Paradis is a not so single girl who loves to teach people how to cook for themselves. A native of Chicago, Mel moved around quite a bit before settling down in Teton Valley, Idaho. There she has had many jobs including waitress, barista, elementary school teacher, drama coach and food columnist. Mel lives in Tetonia with her “whose-bond” Jeff, their dog Mobley Jones and a coop full of chickens.