MERLE Parrish continues to be in the spotlight with the recent announcement she is a NSW Seniors Week ambassador this year.
Fresh from judging a cooking competition in northern New South Wales yesterday, she hopped on a plane to Sydney to fulfill some of her engagements associated with her role as an ambassador.
There will hardly be a break for Mrs Parrish who will then line up along another celebrity foodie Kumar at Orange High School on Tuesday for cooking demonstrations as part of Seniors Week.
And it doesn’t look like Mrs Parrish, who rose to national fame with a guest appearance on Masterchef, will be slowing down any time soon.
She is now looking forward to the publication of her second book, Merle’s Country Cooking which will be on shelves by Christmas.
“I’m really looking forward to it coming out,” she said.
Although Mrs Parrish says she has had many wonderful experiences since she shot to fame with her appearance on Masterchef, she says there is one standout.
“Holding my first book Merle’s Kitchen in my hand was such a thrill.
“I will never forget it because it was something my children had wanted to do for years - it was just a wonderful feeling,” she said.
In her role as Seniors Week Ambassador for the second year in a row, she has some excellent advice for seniors.
“What ever it is you think you would like to do, just get in and have a go,” she said.
“You may not be able to do it quite the way you did when you were in your 20’s but give it a try,”she said.
Mrs Parrish is a fine ambassador for seniors, leading with her example of taking on new experiences later in life.