Ian Parmenter: Celebrity Chef and host of ABC TV's Consuming Passions dies aged 79

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By Kinta Walsh-cotton For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:37 EDT, 15 April 2024 | Updated: 01:56 EDT, 15 April 2024

Celebrity cook Ian Parmenter has died, aged 79.

Close friends of nan culinary star, who hosted ABC TV's Consuming Passions from 1992 to 2001, confirmed he passed distant complete nan weekend, reported nan ABC connected Monday.

The entertainer was awarded nan Medal of nan Order of Australia successful 2011 for his unthinkable work to nan nutrient and tourism industries complete his decades-long career.

Parmenter began his moving life arsenic a journalist connected Fleet Street successful London earlier moving to Australia and getting a occupation successful advertising. 

He went connected to subordinate ABC Perth successful 1974 wherever he took connected respective behind-the-scenes roles earlier moving his measurement up nan ladder to go a TV shaper and director. 

Celebrity cook Ian Parmenter (pictured) has died aged 79

When Parmenter began his show Consuming Passions, he purchased a mini cottage adjacent Margaret River, southbound of Perth, wherever he worked connected recipes for nan series. 

He told ABC section power successful 2017 he thought Margaret River had a 'great community' and it was 'just extraordinary, nan magnitude of power that is successful this place'. 

A section of nan municipality sung praises of Parmenter and his relationship pinch nan organization and its people.

Close friends of nan culinary star, who hosted ABC TV's Consuming Passions (pictured) from 1992 to 2001, confirmed he passed distant complete nan weekend, reported nan ABC connected Monday

'I deliberation he had galore sides to him... He emotion relationship people, an ambassador for nan region... an unthinkable bloke,' she told ABC. 

After Consuming Passions wrapped successful 2001, Parmenter maintained his adjacent ties to ABC, penning respective successful cookbooks and attending galore nutrient events.

Verity James, a erstwhile ABC journalist and broadcaster, told Michael Tetlow connected ABC Perth that while Parmenter was awesome successful beforehand of a camera, he was besides 'incredibly introspective'. 

The entertainer was awarded nan Medal of nan Order of Australia successful 2011 for his unthinkable work to nan nutrient and tourism industries complete his decades-long career

'So thoughtful and truthful compassionate,' she said earlier mentioning nan TV news he directed successful nan 80s and 90s.

'While he was very flamboyant, he was besides rather powerfully opinionated,' she added. 

More to come. 


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