Merrilees Parker

Merrilees Parker

Born Aug 11, 1971

Merrilees Parker is a British celebrity chef and TV presenter. She is mainly known for presenting television programmes combining food and travel as well as various more traditional cookery programmes. Parker is also renowned for the menu she presented working for the pub The Lansdowne in Primrose Hill in London. Parker's distinguishing characteristics are her no-nonsense cooking style and her passionate method of presenting. Many of her recipes are freely available online.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on August 11, 1971.


1996 24 Years Old In 1996, she began her career in television as a researcher on the BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook. … Read More
1997 25 Years Old She began presenting in 1997 on a television programme called Barbecue Bible, in which she was credited as the Home Economist.
1999 27 Years Old Parker became a familiar face as a television chef in 1999 on a long-running BBC series Anything You Can Cook, which she presented together with Brian Turner.
2001 29 Years Old In 2001, she was the regular chef on the BBC day-time show House Call.


2005 33 Years Old In 2005, she presented the BBC programme Full on Food, together with Heston Blumenthal and Richard Corrigan. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old In 2006, Parker co-presented Food Uncut on UKTV Food with Stefan Gates and Jean-Christophe Novelli.
She appeared as a guest chef on Daily Cooks and Saturday Cooks on ITV in 2007, and, in 2008, appeared regularly as a contestant on Daily Cooks Challenge.
2008 36 Years Old On 10 August 2008, Parker presented a documentary on Channel 4 called 'Kill it Skin it Wear it'. … Read More
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