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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Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

Farm Subsidies and Food Stamps at Stake in Farm Bill Vote

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate plans to vote Monday on the reauthorization of the farm bill, which is already causing a stir among farmers, environmentalists, and anti-hunger advocates. The bill would cut $24 billion over the next decade, including $4 billion from food stamp programs. The House drafted a rival bill, with nearly $40 billion in cuts. KQED’s Forum discusses the likelihood of the bills’ passage, and what they mean for different stake holders.

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Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in his previous books, Michael Pollan argues in “Cooked” that relying on processed food disrupts our link to the natural world and weakens our interpersonal relationships. He joins KQED’s Forum in the studio.

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Hunan Home’s Restaurant, Radius, Guerilla Café: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Hunan Home’s Restaurant, Radius, Guerilla Café: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Hunan Home’s Restaurant (San Francisco), Radius Restaurant and Café (San Francisco) and Guerilla Café (Berkeley).

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KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Bittman talks about his new book, and how a full-time meat lover adapted to part-time veganism.

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Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Bocanova (Oakland), Willi’s Wine Bar (Santa Rosa), The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (San Francisco).

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Pompei’s Grotto, Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food, SPQR: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Pompei’s Grotto, Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food, SPQR: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fourth episode of Season 8 features these restaurants: Pompei’s Grotto (San Francisco), Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food (Santa Clara) and SPQR (San Francisco). Leslie Sbrocco shares wine tips about Napa Valley wines.

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Maverick, Izakaya Yuzuki, Souk Savanh: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Maverick, Izakaya Yuzuki, Souk Savanh: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Maverick (San Francisco), Izakaya Yuzuki (San Francisco), Souk Savanh (Oakland). Leslie Sbrocco’s Wine Tips this episode are about Sake.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Zaré at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Zaré at Fly Trap, Barrio Fiesta, Flora

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The second episode of Season 8 features these restaurants: Zaré at Fly Trap (San Francisco), Barrio Fiesta (Milpitas) and Flora (Oakland). Leslie shares her tips about Whiskey.

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KQED’s Forum: Mary Roach’s Adventures in Digestion

KQED’s Forum: Mary Roach’s Adventures in Digestion

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In her new book “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach chronicles the surprisingly exciting journey that food undertakes in the human body. Roach joins KQED’s Forum to talk about everything you ever wanted to know — or might be disgusted to know — about the digestive process.

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Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A precociously independent toddler packs a healthy homemade lunch and heads off to snack in Bernal Height’s Holly Park in San Francisco. This video is a promo for Kim Laidlaw’s new book: Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life.

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KQED’s Forum: Wine Demystified

KQED’s Forum: Wine Demystified

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you easily intimidated by snobby sommeliers? Flummoxed by phone-book-thick restaurant wine lists? Help is on the way. KQED’s Forum convenes a panel of Bay Area wine connoisseurs to talk about how to pour and taste wine, and how to select the perfect bottle at a store or restaurant.

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Check, Please! Bay Area 100th Episode: Season 8 begins!

Check, Please! Bay Area 100th Episode: Season 8 begins!

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s 100th episode kicks off Season 8 on Thursday April 11 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. You can also watch the show online!

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KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade.

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Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley, which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans.

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