Cudal’s MasterChef Television Sensation, Bestselling Author & Country Women’s Association Representative
Merle Parrish has been competing from the age of seven in state cookery competitions, and became a judge herself in 1988 when she completed her CWA Judges’ Certificate. She has won just about every prize in every category in the competitive baking world and went on to became a local television sensation on Network Ten’s MasterChef. Her culinary skills and country ways saw her capture the hearts of viewers. On the back of her television success, Merle released a bestseller cookbook ‘Merle’s Kitchen’ and followed up with ‘Merle’s Country Show Baking: and Other Favourites’. Merle still lives in Cudal and continues cooking for pleasure and in show competitions.