Welcome to Foodies Cucina!

Who are the people behind the blog?

Foodies Cucina is a joint adventure by James Lee and Tina Lee, two of Australia’s longest operating and reputable food writers and professional taste-testers who are still active today since 2008. Having been in the food and wine industry since 2008, James and Tina has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience on the Australian food scene.

FoodiesCucina.blog was transformed from the ever-popular and successful food blog Adelaidefoodies.com which was one of the nation’s longest running food and travel blogs since 2011. The blog was also a founding member of Food Bloggers Australia in 2012, the only professional association for Food Bloggers.

Grown up in Adelaide, James has genuine interests in food and its revolution, in Australian produce as well as in social media promotion of the nation. Being a ex-wine professional with  many other hats, James writes articles with taste analysis to show readers what he experiences with food. James is especially interested in how food and drink can pair together to improve the taste sensations, whether it is wine, cider, tea, coffee or any other types.

Tina is a self-taught chef and professional photographer for the site. She has been in cosmetic and beauty industry since 2006 and was the writer for a million reader blog with several published books.

James and Tina are travel addicts and would love to share their experience and tips with the readers of foodiescucina.blog on destinations they have been to.

You can find us on facebooktwitter and instagram with #foodiescucina and #adelaidefoodies .

Where is Foodies Cucina based? 

James and Tina are located in Canberra, ACT.

Invitations & Disclosure

If you are keen to improve exposure to audiences on your food, products and travel services, foodiescucina.blog is open to opportunities to review products, restaurants or events. Only positive experience will be published with strict disclosure statement. The blog is not a food news site – please do not email media release unless experiences can be previewed before public announcement.

If you would like to invite James and Tina for an event or restaurant experience or submit a product for review, please contact foodiescucina@gmail.com  

All posts and photos are copyright protected. Photos with foodiescucina.blog or Adelaidefoodies.com watermark are free for use but prior arrangements must be made with the authors. Original photos can be purchased at $15 each.

Public Engagement

FoodiesCucina.blog is a recommended blog by Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) and is a Zomato featured blog. It is also archived by National Library of Australia.

AGFG Recommended Blogger

View my food journey on Zomato!

Enjoy reading! Bon Appetit!


32 Comments Add yours

  1. Julian Edward says:

    There’s not that many people in adelaide writing blogs or like sharing their reviews. Fortunately we have you!~~ Like your reviews

    1. Thanks. I appreciate that.

  2. dbites says:

    Hey adelaidefoodies!

    A few Adelaide foodies are trying to organise a get together, would you be able to email me (via my blog – about page) and I can then pass on the details to see if you’re interested?


  3. B says:

    Good review… but a grammar check might be an idea.

    1. Thanks for you advice, mate

  4. Derryn Wong says:


    I am a producer from Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules.

    I am interested in speaking with you

    Could you please give me call on (02) 9877 7287.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards,

    Derryn Wong

  5. Jin Lim says:

    Hi there, love the blog and your writing style…would love for you to drop by our place and get your feedback on our cafe. We’re called By Blackbird on King William Road. We offer pastries, desserts, pies, quiches, and a decent drop of coffee.

    1. Hi, there. I’ll check you guys out when I am free 🙂

  6. Anneliese Urquhart says:


    I am the founder of a new events site- we’ve got about 1200 event organisers using the service and we’re launching a Blogger Connect program for event organisers to get coverage from popular bloggers.

    We’re launching at the start of August. The site has currently been running for 6 months in Beta and can be seen here- http://www.jedo.me. We’re upgrading the service on 25/7 to include Blogger reviews.

    Interested in chatting to you about the program. I can be contacted on anneliese.urquhart@jedo.me or 0418 128 183

    Kind Regards
    Anneliese Urquhart

  7. Denea says:

    Great blog!

    Just wondering if there was an email for you.. Have a friend running a food event in Adelaide and would love to invite you along.


    1. Hi, plz email me at adelaidefoodies@gmail.com for details.

      Thanks for the invitation in advance.

  8. Kate says:

    I am hoping to contact you directly. We are hoping you might like to be our guest when we introduce Angus Pure to Adelaide, our very pure, unadulterated Angus Beef.

    if you could supply your email address I will email you an invitation which will supply you with further information.

    Kindest Regards
    Kate Brabin

    1. Hi, Kate. Thanks for your invitation. Please email me at adelaidefoodies@gmail.com for details. Cheers

  9. Dear ★ Adelaide Foodies ★,
    I have nominated you/your informative blog, for the REALITY Blog Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/reality-blog-award/ 😀 Fae.

    1. Thanks a lot, Fae! I’ll put a post up for nomination. LOL~

  10. Dear ★ Adelaide Foodies ★,
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    😀 Enjoy! Fae.

  11. Thanks for following my blog 🙂
    Seeing that you’re a wine chemist, I’d be very interested to read more about wine around here.

    1. Hi, Stefan. Thanks for your comment. I am sure there will be some posts about wine. I enjoyed reading your blog too. 🙂

  12. Sue Zheng says:

    Hi there! I’m Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and website. I saw your blog yesterday and it captured my interest!

    I was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?

    Our website basically turns people’s fitness/diet goals into a level up game with challenges such as quitting soda for a week. We’re looking for new challenge ideas, so was thinking of holding a contest where your readers leave a comment on a health challenge idea + sign up on our site

    We’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor. We’ve done many giveaways for bloggers in the past – you can google ‘SlimKicker giveaway’ to see. I also encourage you to sign up for our site to see what we’re about too 🙂

    Let me know if you’re interested! You can email me back at sue.zheng (at) slimkicker (dot) com.


    1. Hi Sue,

      I’d love to run the giveaway for you. I’ll email you in a minute.


  13. Dimitri says:

    Great site! We are also currently reviewing local eateries.

    1. Hi Dimitri. Thanks for dropping by. Your blog is great too! Keep in touch~~

  14. G’day Xin,
    Always enjoy reading what you do!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog What’s On The List http://www.whatsonthelist.net and supporting my food “passion and enthusiasm” too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. You indeed have a really enthusiastic passion in food and cooking! Love your blog ~~

  15. Dear Mr. James Xin Lee,
    This is the first time I saw this new page with your photo! You look like a Prince!
    To celebrate putting a face and a name to a super talented, nice guy…

    Congratulations! You have been awarded: Best Moment Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post
    (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations).
    Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy your Award! 😀 Fae.

    1. Thanks a lot Fae! Oh a prince, ehhhh, a prince of the kingdom of culinary gastronomy etc 😀 Thanks for the award!

  16. Congratulations James! You have been awarded: I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at: http://fae-magazine.com/2013/10/29/award-october-2013/ … Or, after one month at: http://fae-magazine.com/awards/2013-blog-awards/
    Enjoy your Award! 😀 Fae.

    1. Thanks Fae, really glad to be awarded. Great to be a family together!

  17. VisitSiena says:

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I like the context of your blog and the beautiful pictures. Will interact more in future 😀

  18. Dear Mr. James Xin Lee,

    Thanks for sharing your moment with food.
    I’m Jennifer from Chef Kim Korean restaurant at the Hazlewood park.
    This restaurant has run for a year and half.
    We would like to have a time to share our food authentic and traditional Korean food with you.
    If you are interested in Korean food, let us know via e-mail

    Jennifer Lee

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