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 Food. 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.
Today is the legendary chef Jacques Pépin's 80th birthday. Celebrate Jacques along with many other celebrity chefs by watching a special Happy Birthday video. See historical photos from his life as well as behind-the-scenes photos from his final television series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. Then watch a birthday special on KQED 9 the day after Christmas.
With everything from swirly peppermint pinwheels (easier than you think) and stellar peanut butter chocolate chip cookies to gluten-free meringues and almond crescents and even adorable gingerbread cutouts and lemony iced stars, we want to set you on a path to a spectacular cookie swap!