The San Francisco Chronicle featured Bay Area food blogs in Wednesday’s food section this week. Bay Area Bite’s blogger Amy Sherman was interviewed, talked about how she ended up blogging for KQED, discussed her personal blog, Cooking with Amy, and shared her OTT (Over the Top) Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

The beauty of the blog is the interactivity it inspires. Amy was blogging about Jacques Pepin and sent so much traffic to KQED’s Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way website that we checked out her site. When we decided to create a KQED aggregate food blog we naturally asked Amy to participate.

Tapping into the realm of Bay Area food bloggers has provided a great alternative to mainstream media’s take on local food. If you are a diehard foodie I recommend getting a free newsreader like Pluck or Bloglines and subscribing to a bunch of these blogs. Then you can scan the headlines daily in one location. And if you are an aspiring local food blogger there is a commmunity of like-minded people with whom to share your passion.

Bay Area Bites in the SF Chronicle! 11 March,2005Wendy Goodfriend


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video 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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