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Melanie Haupt

Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her academic work, she is a blogger and freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up-and-coming dining culture, and historic Austin foodways. She is particularly interested in the intersections of feminism and the food industry.

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SXSW Film Review: 'Wild Canaries'

Laughs aplenty with this Brooklyn murder mystery

SXSW Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 9:30 AM

Are DIY Chefs Biting Off More Than They Can Chew?

Five local foodies convene on kitchen DIY

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 10:36 AM

Burger Town

How do our hometown patties match up against the influx of trendy national chains?

Food Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

'Beginning With the End' teaches us not to fear the reaper

Screens Feature, Mar. 6, 2014


Millennials have gotten a pretty bad rap, but do they deserve it?

Screens Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

The Future of Food Is Now

From drones to cricket flour to apps designed to make food deserts extinct, social justice is at the intersection of food and technology

Screens Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

'Downton Abbey' and the 'Desire of Suitors'

Mary is beating suitors off with a stick

Screens Daily, Feb. 17, 2014 12:57 PM

American Dreamer

Tiffany Harelik writes her own story through her cookbook series dedicated to Austin's food trailers

Arts Feature, Feb. 13, 2014

Sweets for your Sweetie

From chocolates to cakes, Austin's got you covered for V-Day treats

Food Daily, Feb. 10, 2014 2:05 PM

From Russia, With Love

More than 20 years after the Soviet Union fell, Austin finally experiences some culinary glasnost

Food Feature, Feb. 6, 2014

Harmonic Convergence

Old and new Austin make sweet music at Austin Land & Cattle Company

Food Feature, Feb. 6, 2014

Downton Abbey: 'Come to Bed and Dream of Ragtime'

Everyone's so well looked after at Downton Abbey

Screens Daily, Feb. 3, 2014 1:30 PM

Downton Abbey: The Holy and the Broken

There, there, Anna – you'll feel better before the hour's up

Screens Daily, Jan. 27, 2014 2:45 PM

'Downton Abbey' Slips Into Something More Comfortable

Let's talk about sex, darling

Screens Daily, Jan. 20, 2014 1:45 PM

'Downton' Throws a House Party

This one's for the lovers

Screens Daily, Jan. 13, 2014 5:30 PM

Hail to the Indie Chefs

Second annual Indie Chefs Week kicks off at Foreign & Domestic

Food Daily, Jan. 9, 2014 9:30 AM

A Slice of Heaven

The Royer family finally brings its pies to Austin

Food Feature, Jan. 9, 2014

'Downton' Watch

Part II: Mary's got the bit between her teeth

Screens Daily, Jan. 7, 2014 1:30 PM

'Downton Abbey' Season Premiere: Part One

The denizens of Downton are back (some of them in black)

Screens Daily, Jan. 6, 2014 12:00 PM

Top 10 Sweet Treats

Food Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Little Barrel and Brown Open for Business

The erstwhile Woodland now houses a sleek American restaurant

Food Daily, Dec. 27, 2013 11:15 AM


Food Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Vegan Cookbooks

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Garlic Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Delicata Boats With Red Rice Stuffing

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Is for Everyone

Little Helping Hands uses pie to demonstrate that service can be sweet

Food Feature, Nov. 7, 2013

The Julie Ruin

Music Feature, Nov. 7, 2013

Jenny Slate

Arts Feature, Nov. 7, 2013

Queuing Up for 'Q

Clear eyes, full bellies, can't lose

Food Daily, Nov. 5, 2013 2:00 PM

The Gourds: Don’t Call It A Breakup

Beloved Austin pranksters hit pause on 19 years

Music Daily, Oct. 28, 2013 11:47 AM

The Pie's the Thing

One man's dedication to dough pays off at Bufalina

Food Review, Oct. 17, 2013

No Muss, No Fuss

Les Dames d'Escoffier host their fifth annual virtual Food Fight

Food Daily, Oct. 16, 2013 1:05 PM

ACL Live Shot (Second Weekend): Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Feminist folk-punk Thao Nguyen calls the shots

Music Daily, Oct. 12, 2013 10:29 AM

ACL Live Shot (Second Weekend): The Preservation

Kinksian harmonies mingled with Americana psych-pop

Music Daily, Oct. 12, 2013 9:20 AM

Basic Instincts

While one of the characteristics of umami is subtlety, Umami Mia Pizzeria is anything but

Food Review, Oct. 10, 2013

ACL Live Shot: Neko Case

Siren overcomes Atoms for Peace

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2013 11:36 AM

ACL Live Shot: Shinyribs

Gourds’ off-shoot kills it

Music Daily, Oct. 7, 2013 11:10 AM

ACL Live Shot: The Shouting Matches

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and friends go Southern rock

Music Daily, Oct. 6, 2013 11:17 AM

ACL Live Shot: The Joy Formidable

Front dynamo Rhiannon Bryan, nascent rock goddess

Music Daily, Oct. 6, 2013 10:42 AM

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