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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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

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Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

| October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Tablehopper’s Marcia Gagliardi will be interviewing chef Jacques Pépin at Google on Friday, October 24 at 11am PST in a live chat. Have a question for Jacques? Submit your question now and watch him respond to audience questions during the chat on Friday. Chat will be archived on this post.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Mom ‘n’ Pop restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito Argentinean Grill & Empanadas.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Mediterranean restaurants from previous series: Ristorante Ideale (SF), Le Mediterranee (Berkeley), La Ciccia (SF)

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Asian restaurants from previous series: Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Butterfly Restaurant.

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Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.

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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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