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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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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Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

So sorry to hear about the fire at Chez Panisse early this morning. Listen to this moving interview from Alice Waters on the scene. My heart goes out to her and the entire Chez Panisse family.

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KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The connection between diet and health has been well established — but can eating your broccoli really help you live longer? KQED’s Forum discusses the latest research on nutrition and longevity with researchers from Marin’s Buck Institute on Research in Aging.Forum also checks in with Rebecca Katz, author of the new cookbook “The Longevity Kitchen.”

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Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

| March 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares insider fun facts from the show as well as some personal information including the story behind her tattoo.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

| February 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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