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Whether she’s getting lost in the back streets of Ho Chi Minh looking for the perfect banh mi or getting up close and personal at a rural Tasmania sheep dairy to better understand agriculture first hand, there is nowhere and nothing Melissa Leong won’t do in the name of a great food experience.

Few in Australia can boast the culinary credentials of this accomplished food and travel writer, food media consultant, radio broadcaster, television presenter, MC and cookbook editor.

In 2020, she become the first female Judge and Co-host of network TEN’s all new MasterChef to critical acclaim.

She is in demand for numerous roles and events, most importantly however, this first-generation Singaporean Australian isn’t afraid to eat anything at least once.

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