Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul – Jacques’ Final Cooking Series Begins Production at KQED

Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul – Jacques’ Final Cooking Series Begins Production at KQED

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Starting in October, KQED will begin production on Jacques Pépin’s final TV cooking series, Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. Bay Area Bites will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the production process and will also be a source of information about Jacques’ local Bay Area events. The 26-episode series is set to broadcast on KQED and other PBS stations in fall of 2015.

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Special Dinner Event at M.Y. China on Oct. 20 – Meet Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Special Dinner Event at M.Y. China on Oct. 20 – Meet Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Due to the overwhelming response to the sold out September 30 event, “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin,” M.Y. China is proud to present a special opportunity at M.Y. China, Westfield San Francisco Centre, on Monday, October 20 with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin.

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Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

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Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

| August 12, 2014 | 5 Comments

This weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a whirlwind of overstimulation. The new GastroMagic stage further enhanced the mashup of food and performance that is so characteristic of Bay Area culture. Between meals there was music. Here is a collection of memorable moments from the festivities.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Luka’s Taproom, King of Falafel, La Costanera

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Oakland Creole pub food in Uptown Oakland, Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco, Contemporary Peruvian cuisine in Montara.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Hana, Cocotte and Sakoon

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Hana, Cocotte and Sakoon

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: a Japanese restaurant in Rohnert Park, French cuisine in San Francisco, and Indian fare in Mountain View. Leslie shares her spirits tips about Scotch.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area Review Capo’s, Bistro Liaison, La Mar

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Massimo’s, Old Jerusalem, Baker Street Bistro

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Massimo’s, Old Jerusalem, Baker Street Bistro

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: an Italian Steakhouse in Fremont, a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission, and a French bistro in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips about wines from Argentina.

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review Maykadeh, The Little Chihuahua, Picán

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed this week: Persian cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach, Mexican food in Noe Valley, Contemporary Southern fare in Uptown Oakland

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Paulie’s Pickling, Zut! On Fourth, Marin Sun Farms

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Cali-Jewish Deli that makes pickled items in Bernal Heights, a New American/Mediterranean restaurant in Berkeley, and an American Burger & Steakhouse that is also a butcher shop in Point Reyes Station.

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district, a California-style tapas eatery in Union City and an International Soul Food restaurant in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point.

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