Melissa Leong Talks Coffee, Comfort Food and How MasterChef Connects People
Fans praised her not only for her eloquent criticisms, but the way the Chinese-Singaporean Australian brought a new cultural understanding to the long-running reality series — one which saw Back to Win contestants open up about their cultural heritage and share stories of growing up with someone who has more of an understanding their experience. She's also been open and honest this year about her experiences with Pyrrole disorder and depression, offering some solace to people also struggling.
But Melissa isn't just a super fashionable writer and critic, with her regular Destination Dish column in Escape, she cooks too, and like any Melburnian, knows a thing or two about coffee.
We talked to the Nescafé Farmers Origins Ambassador this morning about how her Melbourne lockdown comfort food, how coffee fuels her wanderlust and what we can learn from the cute kids on Junior MasterChef.