MasterChef’s Melissa Leong: what she is eating in COVID-19 lockdown

What does a MasterChef judge cook? Melissa Leong reveals what she and her chef husband Joe Jones eat while in COVID-19 lockdown

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong is still filming the final episodes of the current season, Back To Win. 

But when she isn’t working, she is spending a lot of time at home with her chef husband Joe Jones while in COVID-19 lockdown. 

And on Wednesday, the 40-year-old food writer revealed what she and Joe were cooking for dinner amid the global pandemic. 

What does a MasterChef judge cook? On Wednesday, Melissa Leong (left) revealed what she and her chef husband Joe Jones (right) eat while in COVID-19 lockdown

What does a MasterChef judge cook? On Wednesday, Melissa Leong (left) revealed what she and her chef husband Joe Jones (right) eat while in COVID-19 lockdown

‘Like everyone else, this ISO life usually involves multi-step dishes that take some time to prepare,’ Melissa told The Daily Telegraph.  

Melissa’s husband is Italian, so the couple make a lot of fresh pasta, ragu, slow cooked stews and soups. 

‘We don’t often have the opportunity to cook time-consuming things like that, so now’s the time,’ she continued. 

‘We’re eating for comfort. Big flavours, contrasting textures and that magical ingredient we’ve all suddenly been given a heaping dose of: time.’ 

Yummy! A pork belly dish Melissa's husband Joe made

Fresh: On Saturday, Melissa posted a photo of a pasta dish Joe had made her

Variety: Melissa’s husband is Italian, so the couple make a lot of fresh pasta (right), ragu, slow cooked stews and soups

The food writer says she also saves recipes she finds on Instagram to cook for later. 

Melissa’s husband Joe also does a lot of cooking as he is the the bartender and chef behind the successful Romeo Lane cocktail bar in Melbourne.    

On Saturday, Melissa posted a photo of a pasta dish Joe had made her.

‘Celebrating a huge week with crab linguini in fennel, chilli and anchovy, bombed with a tonne of lemon zest and ricotta salata. Props to Joe for being the best iso husband going,’ she captioned the post.

Lucky lady! Melissa's husband Joe also does a lot of cooking as he is the bartender and chef behind the successful Romeo Lane cocktail bar in Melbourne

Lucky lady! Melissa’s husband Joe also does a lot of cooking as he is the bartender and chef behind the successful Romeo Lane cocktail bar in Melbourne

In addition to eating at home, Melissa is still enjoying dishes made by MasterChef contestants as the show is still filming its final episodes. 

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Australia. 

As of Wednesday night, there have been 6,652 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, which have resulted in 74 deaths.  

Pandemic: As of Wednesday night, there have been 6,652 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, which have resulted in 74 deaths

Pandemic: As of Wednesday night, there have been 6,652 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, which have resulted in 74 deaths

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