Stephanie and James were the latest couple I wrote about for the SF Chronicle. They worked together at SFMOMA and harbored mutual crushes on each other for years before anything ever happened. A really cute story.
I don't know about you, but I'm one who gets very excited by cookbooks like this, on SFoodie.
I just realized I'm out of order here. This article came out when I was gone, about a most delicious dinner party cooked from a new highly-recommended cookbook: Jewish Soul Food by Janna Gur. On the Forward's food site, here it is.
My friend Sarah introduced me to Tim and Chris, a couple she knows through her brother, Jake. They have become growers of herbs and veggies for Camino, one of their favorite restaurants, and get paid in meals there. This led me to investigate a few other bartering relationships, which is how I came up with this fun story in Berkeleyside.
I'm now doing these lists for Berkeleyside. This one is about where to go to get good ramen in the East Bay. Seems there's more than just Ramen Shop.
I always say that I fall in love with all the couples I write about. I knew Bruce and Gilberto a little, but writing about them definitely brought us closer, and their wedding was a blast! We had such a great time, definitely a highlight of our summer. Read about it here.
Susan Goldstein has an interesting job at the San Francisco archives. Read about her here.
This was a case where an assignment from one place led to a whole new angle on the story for another. I had a sense that Maximus Thaler was Jewish, and when I asked, it brought forth a whole new Jewish angle to dumpstering, as he calls it. Check out the first version here and the Jewish version here.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.