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Maeve O'Meara

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Maeve O'Meara's whole life revolves around food - savouring it, talking about it, writing about it, cooking it, eating it, filming it and exploring its many amazing incarnations amongst the cuisines of the world. Maeve is an award-winning food and cooking author, journalist, broadcaster, television producer and presenter who has spent 20 years travelling the world discovering food.

She is creator and presenter of the acclaimed series "Food Safari" on SBS Television, described by The Australian newspaper as "a landmark for Australian food television". With high ratings and exceptional viewer feedback on the 35 episode series and accompanying website, Maeve's production company is now in production with a 10 part series on Italian food in Australia. Food Safari 1 and 2 are now showing around the world, with Food Safari 3 to follow. DVDs of the series have made the bestseller lists and a hardcover book featuring many of the Food Safari recipes is due for release later in 2009.

This follows 5 years as Food Presenter on top-rating lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens during which time she won two major international awards for her work on the show. She also created and co-presented 5 series of the acclaimed Food Lover's Guide to Australia which won the coveted Gold Ladle in the World Food Media Awards for Best Food Television Program. She has co-authored 12 books on food including a cookbook Lamingtons and Lemongrass.

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