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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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...

March 24, 2018

Easter Trivia: What are the most popular Jelly Bean Flavors in America?

Will you think less of me if I admit to loving buttered popcorn-flavored Jelly Beans? My daughter thinks I'm gross. I'm not alone though as it's America's favorite flavor as well,...

March 23, 2018

Pan-Seared Salmon with Shiitake Mushrooms and Miso Sorghum

Sorghum just may be my favorite new grain (though technically a grass), and I'm hoping you'll fall in love with this delicious and healthy grain too. Since my Celiac diagnosis six months ago...

March 23, 2018

First We Eat Blueberry Dutch Baby

This scrumptious Blueberry Dutch Baby is the final featured recipe from the gorgeous new cookbook First We Eat by Eva Kosmas Flores. This beautiful garden-to-table book will inspire you throughout...

March 22, 2018

Food is the Solution: What to eat To Save the World

FOOD IS THE SOLUTION: What to Eat to Save the World, by food systems advocate Matthew Prescott, is a gorgeous new book that will inspire us all to pitch in - by hand and fork - to put more plants...

March 20, 2018

First We Eat Rhubarb-Ginger Planter’s Punch

This week I've been featuring some gorgeous and delicious recipes from Eva Kosmas Flores' newest cookbook First We Eat, a stunning new book that celebrates the author's Mediterranean...

March 20, 2018

Black Pepper Rack of Lamb with Red Currant and Rhubarb Glaze

Spring is here, at long last. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the tree outside my window, the skies are blue, the sun is shining (for now), and I'm eager to reap the rewards from my...

March 19, 2018

Snap Pea Salad with Preserved Lemon and Goat Cheese Medallions

We eat with our eyes, and when I saw the cover of the First We Eat cookbook, I was captivated. And immediately hungry. Who wouldn't be seduced by the bright gold and vermillion hues of beets,...

March 15, 2018

Rosemary Rum Raisin Soda Bread with Pecans

Are you a sweet or savory soda bread lover? I adore them both, especially when slathered with a rich and creamy Irish butter.  A typical Irish-American St. Patrick's Day dinner wouldn't...

March 14, 2018

Cottage Beef Pot Pie with Potatoes and Parsnips

It's March 14, which means it's National Pi Day (π, or 3.14), and we're celebrating with both sweet and savory pie recipes! Whip up a comforting Cottage Beef Pie with Potatoes, Parsnips,...

March 13, 2018

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus and Peas

The glorious weather we had this past weekend here in Seattle was a blessed taste of springtime. Crocus are popping up, daffodils are in full bloom, and I spotted tadpoles in the creek near our house...

March 8, 2018

Southern Style Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Chipotle Rémoulade

Swing by your local barbecue joint on the way home tonight and pick up some smoked pork (without sauce). You're going to want to make these mouthwateringly delicious sandwiches - and they'll...

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