Melanie Haupt

Melanie Haupt is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
Location: Austin, Texas
Education: University of Texas at Austin
Expertise: Food History, Food Culture
  • Melanie wrote her PhD dissertation on women's food writing.
  • In addition to her academic work, she is a freelance writer.
  • She is the author of the book Historic Austin Restaurants.


About Serious Eats

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