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Melissa Haskin

Melissa Haskin

Melissa Haskin is a food and writer currently living in Southern Oregon. She recently returned after spending several years eating her way through the South and East including stints in Birmingham, Alabama where she worked at Cooking Light magazine, Emmaus, Pennsylvania where she mostly ate pierogies, but also worked at Men's Health magazine, and Burlington, Vermont where she worked as a staff food and drink writer at an alt-weekly.
A native Oregonian, she enjoys the rain and copious amounts of coffee. She has been known to sneak just about anything into a movie, including crème brûlées, salads, and once a popsicle. When it comes to writing, Melissa’s main, and favorite topics are food and drink. She particularly enjoys people-forward stories where she can dig in and learn what local food makers and producers go through each day.

Ginger Johnson starts her day by making breakfast and walking her eight-and-a-half-year-old lab, Hops. “After that, all bets are off,” she says. The Talent resident runs her own business, Women Enjoying Beer (WEB). Her days aren’t typical, she says; anything from giving a Ted Talk to presenting at a restaurant