Joanna Savill describes herself as someone who has eaten and cooked herself around the world! An international TV reporter/producer in her day job (with SBS TV's prestigious 'Dateline' program), Joanna originally trained as an interpreter, living and working in Italy, France, Germany and Belgium. Almost 7 years ago now, she and friend and colleague Maeve O'Meara created the best-selling SBS Eating Guides to Sydney and Melbourne. They then went on to make the TV series 'Food Lover's Guide to Australia'.
Joanna still works as a freelance translator and writer - a biography of Christian Dior translated by her from the original French was published in New York two years ago. She has also written a history of Italian women in Australia, commissioned by the National Italian-Australian Women's Association. She has been a guest speaker at community, educational and government functions.