Photo by Mitch Janning
Hello! I’m Madeline Janning, a new intern addition to The Bold Italic’s Marketing team. The Bay Area has always been my home, something I am incredibly, maybe even obnoxiously proud of. I grew up in Downtown San Jose, a place I’m still trying to convince people is somewhat cool. San Francisco stole me away from its South Bay neighbor eight years ago, when I made the very easy decision to attend San Francisco State. I had grown up a legit theater nerd (go ahead, name a musical. I’ll probably know the words) but decided to completely stray from my roots and study International Business.
To further my international education, I chose to study in Aarhus, Denmark. Oh you, like most people, have never heard of it? Well it’s the second largest city outside of Copenhagen and they have a lot of beer. No, seriously, it’s everywhere. After a semester of, ahem, studying I realized that a major in Business was not right for me and made the decision to switch to Journalism. Classes were actually fun? What a concept!
After graduating in 2010 with a degree in Magazine Journalism, I worked throughout the city at different restaurants, cementing my love for food. I had always loved to cook; my mom is excellent in the kitchen and taught me everything I know. If I had my way, and money wasn’t an issue, I’d march right on down to one of the many culinary schools here in SF to soak in all that they have to offer. Instead, I choose to educate myself by reading, watching, cooking, and eating – lots and lots of eating. However, don’t call me a foodie, I hate that term.
I spend my time in my cozy TL apartment, with its surprisingly large kitchen and a constantly malfunctioning radiator. I recently got married to my handsome red-headed husband, who is the taste-tester of all my new recipes. When I’m not in the kitchen, I like to embroider, make jewelry, or step outside into my colorful neighborhood and see what strikes my fancy. It’s never a dull day in the ‘Loin, and I love it. I like to sing The Pretenders on the karaoke mic, drink my whiskey on the rocks, and have a ritualistic way of eating candy bars. This city surprises me everyday, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.