Sylvia Paull is a major connector, way more than me. She's also just an all-around interesting person. In J. Weekly.
Who knew that one Oakland's best Italian restaurants is owned by a Jewish guy? In J. Weekly.
Hannah and Becca are not only adorbs, but they happen to be my neighbors. They fell in love and got married, in J. Weekly.
I wanted to profile Daniel Boyarin for probably 13 years or more. I finally got to do it, and he didn't disappoint. This one was an honor to do and I'm quite proud of how it turned out.
It's always a fun day when you get to wear a hair net. Seriously, though, when offered the chance to tour a candy factory, take it. OCHO candy, on Berkeleyside.
Most restaurants just have a kitchen, not a project kitchen, too. After looking through the Bar Tartine cookbook, I became obsessed with all the many projects going on in their kitchen at once (and I haven't even eaten there yet). I still need to make it there to eat, but
Every once in awhile, I can write about one cookbook for three different outlets, since they're all with a different spin. This happened with the new Covenant Cookbook from Jeff and Jodie Morgan. I first met the Morgans 10 years ago now, when Jeff created Covenant wine, by writing about it for J. Weekly. Now they've moved to Berkeley and have put out a new kosher cookbook.
For the first article (in the Forward), I invited our friends Jon and Nancy over for a taste test. Then, they were the subject of my food column in J. Weekly. And last but not least, they got a shout-out in SFoodie.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.