Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of Foodista.com, and creator of the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). I grew up surrounded by food on both sides of my family. My paternal grandmother owned a diner for many years, and my maternal grandmother (and mother of five daughters) was always found in the kitchen baking or whipping up garden-fresh tomato juice. My mother instilled in me the importance of healthy, wholesome eating and fed the entire family homemade soups, breads, and fresh carrot juice. Through my grandmothers, mother, and numerous travels overseas, I developed my love of food. I honed my palate and taste for travel by hopping planes with my airline pilot father, spent nearly a year studying in Italy and traveling in Greece, and taught English in Tokyo for three years. My professional background is in traditional and online marketing, where I worked for companies such as Amazon.com, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With Foodista.com I have finally found my true passion - immersion in the world of food. I'm also the proud mama of daughter Emery.

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We've always featured gluten-free recipes on Foodista - both by our staff writers and our passionate contributors - but starting on September 27, 2017 I will officially begin the "Suddenly Celiac" column which will publish each Wednesday. You can read the first installment "Suddenly Celiac: My "Dear John Letter From Gluten" here and stay tuned each #WheatlessWednesday for recipes, resources, tips, and hopefully a bit of humor.

Cheers!

Organization memberships:
Les Dames d'Escoffier - Seattle Chapter
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
 

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October 9, 2018

Seafood Sinigang: Sour and Savory Seafood Soup Seasoned with Gremolata

There are cookbooks you only cook from and cookbooks you both cook from and actually read. The New Filipino Kitchen, a culinary anthology edited by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, falls into the latter...

October 2, 2018

Camembert Burger: The Best Cheeseburger You've Ever Had

The thought of French food conjures images of creamy sauces, wine braised meats, and crusty baguettes spread with stinky cheeses and brandy kissed pates. Barbecue certainly doesn't come to mind...

August 10, 2018

fennel flowers

Why pay $20 or more for a tiny tin of fennel pollen when you can forage it to your heart's content - for free! The fennel plant, a sweet anise-flavored perennial that's part of the carrot...

August 1, 2018

Gazpacho with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Tomatoes of all shapes, colors, sizes are ripe for the picking and I can't seem to get enough of them. I eat my little golden cherry tomatoes straight from the stem while they're still warm...

July 24, 2018

Kachumber salad: lime marinated tomatoes, cucumber, and onions

Some refer to Kachumber - a salad of tomatoes, onion, and cucumber - as the Pico de Gallo of Indian food, and indeed, it is often simply served as an accompaniment to dishes. But this delicious...

July 11, 2018

Authentic Shrimp Pad Thai with Tofu

Pad thai (or phad thai) is a typical street food of Thailand and a ubiquitous dish on Thai-American menus as well. This authentic pad thai recipe (made gluten-free) comes from the Chiang Mai Cookery...

July 6, 2018

Love Fruit

Dear Self, So you've got Celiac disease. There are so many strange things (good and bad) going on in your body right now it's sometimes hard to keep your head from spinning. Doctors warned...

July 3, 2018

Cheesy Pork and Beef Sliders

If you haven't had time to get your 4th of July menu planned, have no fear, these recipes are easy to make and are super tasty! From cheesy Pork and Beef Sliders to a refreshing (and inexpensive...

June 14, 2018

How to Make Delicious Gluten-Free Pork Pot Stickers

The one cuisine I deeply miss since getting diagnosed with Celiac disease is Chinese food. No more dim sum, no more chow fun, no more delicious meat-filled dumplings. Gone are the days of eating my...

June 8, 2018

Screamin' Good Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Who says you can't use your slow cooker outside of the cold winter months? For entertaining or an easy weeknight meal, this simple slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is the best! Gather together a...

May 25, 2018

vegetable skewers

I was raised on good clean food. Back in the 70s the term "clean eating" wasn't really a mainstream thing yet, but that's exactly how my family ate. My mom baked hearty, whole grain...

May 23, 2018

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

This rockin' good chicken satay recipe comes from Eddie Van Halen's former wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, and is based on his mother's Gado Gado peanut sauce. It's deliciously...

May 22, 2018

Zucchini Zoodles with Ground Turkey Tomato Sauce

All you need to make this easy dinner recipe are three basic ingredients - zucchini, ground turkey, canned tomatoes - plus whatever seasonings and garnishes you'd like. It only takes about 10...

May 19, 2018

Blogging with Coffee

Hello, Friends!  I am so excited to attend the 10th International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in New Orleans this August (don't worry, we'll be in nice air-conditioned rooms)! ...

May 17, 2018

Bourbon Slush with Drunken Cherries

Booze-soaked fruit, like these drunken cherries, is always a good thing to have in your home bar kit. They make a wonderful garnish to cocktails and are an easy way to impress friends with your...

May 15, 2018

Brown Rice Seafood Stir-Fry with Lemongrass and Cilantro

A few weeks ago I featured nine days of gut-healthy recipes, each of them unique in their soothing ingredients and health properties. I've gathered them here as a handy reference, especially if...

May 9, 2018

First We Eat Blueberry Dutch Baby

Some moms prefer to go out for brunch, some like a relaxing day at a spa, some enjoy a lovingly prepared breakfast served to them in bed. My favorite thing on Mother's Day is breakfast in bed....

May 8, 2018

spaghetti bolognese

One of the hardest things about having Celiac disease is the negative connotation associated with a gluten-free diet. For those of us who have Celiac disease, it’s not just a way of life;...

May 7, 2018

Almond milk-braised pork belly with peas, watercress & samphire

Lagom is the Swedish philosophy of living life in harmony - balancing happiness with moderation and respecting sustainability. This "not too much, not too little; just enough" way of life...

May 3, 2018

Bourbon Pecan Pie

The 144th Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and we're featuring some vibrant dishes crafted by the Executive Chef of Churchill Downs, Chef David Danielson! Bring a taste of the Derby into your home...

April 23, 2018

Chinese Soul Food

If you named Chinese food as your most-craved ethnic food, you're not alone. According to Parade magazine, 76% of the country regularly eat Chinese food. Snd it's no wonder. There's...

April 20, 2018

blackberry smoothie

The obsession for blitzing just about everything in a blender is a trend that doesn't seem likely to stop any time soon. And for a good reason, fruit and veggie smoothies and hot or cold soups...

April 19, 2018

Roasted Radishes

Though they're available year-round radishes are at their delicious peak in spring. These juicy, pungent, and sometimes sweet little root vegetables come in a rainbow of colors - red, white,...

April 18, 2018

It's been awhile since I've written but I've been busy with health stuff.  I've acquired another auto-immune disease. When I got diagnosed with Celiac disease my...

March 28, 2018

Cedar Planked Harissa Smoked Salmon

Some years we roast lamb, other years it's ham or pork, and occasionally a decadently unctuous prime rib roast. That's what I love about Easter; there are no hard-fast rules like a turkey on...

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