A multi-talented, globe-trotting creative, Christina Soong creates deeply personal and witty stories, develops, styles and shoots recipes, and documents and shares her food and travel adventures.
Her successful food and travel blog, The Hungry Australian was judged the national Winner of the Australian Writers’ Center’s Best Australian Blogs 2014 competition. She won the Outstanding Use of Photography award in the same competition the previous year for her story on Dubai’s markets and souks. More recently, The Hungry Australian celebrated its fourth birthday and made Inspired magazine’s list of Top 100 Food Bloggers for 2015.
In 2015 Christina shot a coffee table book, Flavours of South Australia, for Smudge Publishing, covering 130 restaurants and wineries over 500+ pages. The book has recently won gold in the International Book Awards ‘Cookbooks: International’ category.
As a food and travel writer, recipe developer, photographer, presenter and blogger, Christina has worked with F&B brands including My Family Chef Pork, Jacob’s Creek, Dilmah Tea, Ocean Spray, Bacardi Lion/Sensology, La Vazza, Almond Board of Australia, Mushroom Growers Australia, Bailey’s, Custard Apples Australia, Wok in a Box, and Bertolli Olive Oil and tourism boards like South African Tourism, South Australian Tourism, and Tourism Tasmania. Christina’s writing has been published in Tiger Tales, Jetstar Magazine, That’s Shanghai, The China Daily, The Adelaide Review, Honest Cooking, Adelaide Dining Magazine, Aspire, About.com, She Knows and Sumptuous.
Christina’s recipes and photography have been featured in Elle, She Knows, Woman’s Day, Gourmet, Elle Decor, Food & Home Entertaining (South Africa), The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Apartment Therapy, In Daily, The Kitchn, and KidSpot and she has been hosted by travel companies and tourism boards like Dubai Tourism, Cunard, Emirates, Hamilton Island, Brisbane Marketing, P & O Cruises, and Luxury Lodges Australia.
Christina is currently developing two contrasting books for two different publishing houses.