Welcome to Foodies Cucina!


Who are the people behind the blog?

Foodies Cucina is a joint adventure written by James Xin Lee and Tina Lee, two foodies, food writers and professional taste-testers who are still active today since 2008. Having been in the food and wine industry for over a decade, James and Tina has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Australian food scene.


FoodiesCucina.com was transformed from the ever-popular and successful food blog Adelaidefoodies.com. The blog was also a founding member of Food Bloggers Australia in 2012, the only professional association for Food Bloggers in Australia. The blog has won a number of awards in the professional blogs. The aim of the blog is to create a space for us to share with our readers our life journey together.

Grown up in Adelaide, James has genuine interests in food and its revolution; in Australian produce; as well as in social media promotion of Australia produce landscape. Being a ex-wine professional with  many other hats, James writes articles with taste analysis to show readers what he experienced 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 fanatics and would also love to share their experience and tips with the readers of foodiescucina.com 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 currently located in Canberra, ACT and frequently travels around the country and internationally.

Invitations & Disclosure – Working with you

We are open to opportunities to review products, produce and restaurants, to promote events and destinations and to experience new travel products. 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 us for an event, restaurant, product, produce, travel product and/or promote a destination (either in Australia or overseas), please contact us at contact@foodiescucina.com or foodiescucina@gmail.com

All posts and photos are copyright protected. Photos with foodiescucina.com or Adelaidefoodies.com watermark are free for use but prior arrangements must be made with the authors. Original photos can be purchased if you need them.

Public Recognition and Engagement

FoodiesCucina.com is a recommended blog by Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) and is a Zomato featured blog.

AGFG Recommended Blogger

View my food journey on Zomato!

National Library of Australia

The blog has been selected for preservation by National Library of Australia since 2011 and is listed as a resource on Trove.


Enjoy reading! Bon Appetit!

James and Tina

Contact us


32 thoughts on “About

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


  2. 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. Hi!

    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


  4. 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.


  5. Hi,

    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


  6. 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.



  7. 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


  8. 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.



  9. 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.


  10. 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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