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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KQED’s Forum: Thanksgiving Advice for Your Holiday Kitchen

KQED’s Forum: Thanksgiving Advice for Your Holiday Kitchen

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Whether you’re roasting your turkey, brining it or ditching the bird altogether, join KQED’s Forum as they share recipes and ask cooking experts for their best techniques and tricks on how to spice up entrees, side dishes and desserts for the holiday season. Also, Forum shares a few recipes for “Thanksgivukkah,” since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year.

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How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Around 1900, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to find crops from around the world which would grow well in the United States, “agricultural explorers” visited Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. They returned with date palm shoots, and after planting in a number of regions, found the Coachella Valley had the perfect climate for the crop.

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Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, Turtle Tower, Copita Tequileria y Comida: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, Turtle Tower, Copita Tequileria y Comida: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The final episode of Season 8 reviews restaurants serving American Regional cuisine in Healdsburg, Vietnamese food in San Francisco, and Modern Mexican cuisine and tequila in Sausalito.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Restaurants reviewed: A sushi restaurant on Mission Street in San Francisco, a Mexican supermarket & taqueria in Hayward and a restaurant in Greenbrae serving Contemporary American cuisine.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: HRD Smokin’ Grill, Buddy’s Bites and Brews, Metro Lafayette

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: HRD Smokin’ Grill, Buddy’s Bites and Brews, Metro Lafayette

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: HRD Smokin’ Grill (SF), Buddy’s Bites and Brews (Hayward), Metro Lafayette (Lafayette). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Sonoma wines.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café  Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Naschmarkt (Campbell), Café Tiramisu (San Francisco), Wood Tavern (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Oregon wines.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Little Shin Shin, The Refuge, Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Little Shin Shin, The Refuge, Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Little Shin Shin (Oakland), The Refuge (San Carlos), Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (San Francisco). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Central Coast wines.

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Watch An Episode of PBS’s New Video Food Series “Original Fare”: Bodega Bay Campside Clams with Hank Shaw

Watch An Episode of PBS’s New Video Food Series “Original Fare”: Bodega Bay Campside Clams with Hank Shaw

| September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

PBS Food recently launched a new web series called Original Fare: a travel video series for eating, drinking, and discovering local craft fare. Watch “Bodega Bay Campside Clams” where host/storyteller Kelly Cox joins hunter, angler, gardener, cook and forager Hank Shaw in Bodega Bay California on the hunt for gaper clams.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Aslam’s Rasoi (San Francisco), Poesia (San Francisco), encuentro café and wine bar (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Lodi wines.

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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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