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 11, 2017

Fig and allergen free pasta

I lived in Italy. I love pasta. So imagine my surprise-anger-disbelief-denial-anguish when I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. My food world (temporarily) crashed. I've had gluten-free...

October 11, 2017

Fresh pasta

“I have effing celiac disease?!” I inadvertently exclaimed in front of my 7-year-old daughter. Then we both burst into tears (which is when I realized she was standing there). “You...

October 4, 2017

amaranth

Let’s talk about amaranth. What is amaranth, you ask? It’s a teensy tiny ancient grain (a pseudocereal, really) that dates back over 8,000 years to pre-Columbian Aztec days where it was a...

October 3, 2017

open-face sandwiches

Do you love food photography but want to take your skills to a new level? Do you dream of creating rich and compelling stories with your photos? In Food Photography Masterclass you’ll follow...

October 2, 2017

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

The 2018 International Food Blogger Conference is heading back to the Big Easy! We are extremely excited to return to our highest rated IFBC location for our 10th anniversary! The conference will...

September 29, 2017

Pumpkin Cauliflower Risotto

Yesterday it was 83 degrees here in Seattle, today it’s 66 and rainy. Fall is here to stay, but I’m fine with that. I had two beautiful days to wear my summer clothes one last time before...

September 27, 2017

woman's hand holding donut

Did you hear I got a Dear John letter from Gluten last week? It was pretty devastating - to say the least. I mean, a lot of break-ups come out of the blue, but getting dumped by a protein? Man, that...

September 22, 2017

wheat field at sunrise

Dear Sheri, I’m so sorry for the pain I’ve caused you. In time I hope you will understand why I felt the need to end our relationship so abruptly. It simply isn’t healthy for me to...

September 18, 2017

Maple Sriracha Glazed Pork Chops

Happy Monday! We've got just a few days left of Summer before we welcome the Autumnal Equinox on Friday. I love the sound of Autumn in lieu of Fall, don't you? Fall just sounds so, well, less...

September 18, 2017

Easy Garlic and Herb Roasted Vegetables

Vegetables, lots of healthy, brightly colored vegetables, is what I love most about summer. And fruit. Well, and sunshine, lots and lots of sunshine and no rain (we get puh-lenty of that here in...

August 14, 2017

Olitalia drinking vinegar with blueberries and mint

Is drinking vinegar the new kombucha? OLITALIA, the Italian manufacturer of oils and vinegar, has recently come out with a new line of drinkable vinegars. Yes, vinegars you can drink, and they...

August 10, 2017

Mushroom pate with hard boiled egg, cornichon and pickled shallots

I sauté with it, fry with it, bake, drizzle, and blend with it. I use it in marinades, vinaigrettes, even ice cream. What is this magical food? Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain! It imparts a...

August 4, 2017

line cooks

We live in Seattle, a veritable food mecca, and recently came across this hilarious Craigslist job posting for line cooks. Having worked in both food service and retail I can sympathize with this...

August 4, 2017

White Bean, Celery, and Radish Salad

We love beans, and the best beans we’ve found are those from Rancho Gordo. We discovered Rancho Gordo many years ago, back when they were still a small heirloom bean purveyor in Marin County,...

July 21, 2017

Farmers Market Vegetables

If you're in the Seattle area, Figbo, the online local farmers' market, is offering $30 off first-time orders! No monthly subscription required! Get started here. With their new à la carte...

July 21, 2017

Yogurt Marinated Chicken

It's always nice to have a variety of easy chicken recipes on hand for those busy weeknights. This recipe is big on flavor and low effort, especially if you use a boxed saffron rice (I prefer to...

July 19, 2017

potato leek soup vichyssoise

When it seems like it can't get any hotter the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Chill out this summer and make one (or all!) of these delicious cold soup recipes. Most of them...

July 14, 2017

Golden Tea with Coconut Milk, Turmeric, Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Bee Pollen

This ubiquitous anti-inflammatory beverage is spreading across the Internet like wildfire, and for good reason! Golden Tea is a coconut milk beverage loaded with good-for-you ingredients that help...

July 11, 2017

French 75 Cocktail

When we travel to New Orleans we always stop in Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for a classic French 75 cocktail, a refreshing combination of Cognac and Champagne with a dash of sweetness and a splash...

July 6, 2017

Brussels sprouts kimchi

If anyone can make rotting food sound sublimely sexy it’s Sandor Katz. In his newest book on fermentation, Katz (nicknamed “Sandorkraut”) guides the reader through simple methods...

July 6, 2017

oysters Rockefeller

Though no one knows the exact Oysters Rockefeller recipe, a classic dish created in1899 by Antoine's restaurant in New Orleans and a carefully guarded secret recipe, we do know it's loaded...

June 28, 2017

Morning Glory Muffins

The 70s was a time known for hippie foods like GORP (the original trail mix known in its long form as Good Ole Raisin Peanuts), homemade yogurt, and sprouts grown in kitchen windows. My mom embraced...

June 27, 2017

Shrimp Boil

Here in Seattle we’re known for our fresh, delicious seafood - salmon, oysters, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, geoduck, razor clams - but going to another coastal region with a rich culinary...

June 19, 2017

Low-Carb, High Protein Keto/Paleo Egg Muffin

If you're cutting back on carbs or following a ketogenic or Paleo diet, then you'll love this breakfast sandwich. It takes just a few minutes to make in the microwave and will keep you...

May 26, 2017

Tuna Burgers with Pickled Onion, Cucumbers, and Wasabi Mayo

  Nothing quite beats a fresh from the sea fish burger; salmon, halibut, tuna, they're all delightfully delicious grilled as fillets or chopped up with other fresh and flavorful ingredients...

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