Melissa Haun

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Lisbon, Portugal
University Of Miami
Spanish And Portuguese Cuisine, Food-Focused Travel In Europe And Latin America, Vegan Cooking
  • Melissa's obsession with food and culture began in 2014 when she spent four months seeking out the best cuisine across Argentina and Chile.
  • She recently created and delivered her own plant-based food tour of Lisbon.
  • She has interviewed Portugal's most famous Michelin-starred chef.


Melissa has been writing about food for over a decade. She's lived in Asheville, North Carolina (her hometown), Buenos Aires, Miami, Madrid, and Lisbon, and in each place has made it a point to become an expert in the local culinary scene. She previously worked as an editor and project manager for a multilingual content agency; her favorite project involved translating a Spanish food magazine into English. She's also worked for a food tour company and multiple travel agencies.


Melissa has a bachelor's degree in motion pictures and anthropology from the University of Miami – a combination that's served her surprisingly well as a food writer.
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