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: 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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Google Doodle Celebrates George Ferris’ Birthday and Valentine’s Day

Google Doodle Celebrates George Ferris’ Birthday and Valentine’s Day

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

A foodcentric spin on today’s Google Doodle which celebrates George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.’s 154th birthday and Valentine’s Day.

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his new book, “Conscious Capitalism,” Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey says that a responsible business can benefit both society and the bottom line. KQED’s Forum talk to Mackey about ethical capitalism and the recent controversy surrounding his comparison of President Obama’s health care reform to fascism.

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KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

| January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

From grass-fed shaking beef to locally sourced golden chanterelles to salt-roasted pear sorbet, San Francisco has long been a hub of dining innovation. What new restaurants or old standbys are your favorites? KQED’s Forum get the latest from dining critics on the best cuisine and dining trends in the Bay Area.

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KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The award-winning chef and owner of The Slanted Door restaurant joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Vietnamese Home Cooking.” He also shares secrets of creating high-end ethnic cuisine, and how he stays true to his roots in the kitchen.

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KQED’s Forum: Going Gluten-Free

KQED’s Forum: Going Gluten-Free

| December 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

KQED’s Forum discusses the rise of gluten-free diets.

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KQED’s Forum: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay

KQED’s Forum: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay

| December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.

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