Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of, 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, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With 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.


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

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Posts by Sheri Wetherell

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...

March 6, 2018

Asian Chicken Salad with Fried Shallots

I'm a sucker for Vietnamese and Thai salads, especially those that combine sour, salty, sweet and spicy flavors. The recent issue of EatingWell magazine (March/April 2018) featured flavor-packed...

February 23, 2018

Tangy Feta Chicken with Kale Wraps

Americans have a love affair with chicken, so I felt it apropos to feature it as the final dish in our 9-day Gut Health Series. This Tangy Feta Chicken recipe is courtesy of The Beauty Chef:...

February 22, 2018

Seafood Brown Rice with Lemongrass and Cilantro

Is your belly feeling good yet? Today is Day 8 of our Gut Health Series and this week I've featured healing recipes from three of my favorite gut-healing cookbooks (check out our homepage for...

February 21, 2018

Gut Healthy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It's Day 8 in our Gut Health Series and today's recipe couldn't be simpler or more gut soothing. Roasting butternut squash (instead of boiling or steaming) deepens its flavors and brings...

February 20, 2018

Savoury Custards with Shiitake Mushrooms and Spring Onion

  We continue our nine-day Gut Health Series with these velvety packed-with-goodness savory custards from The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing, the newest...

February 19, 2018

Brussels Sprout and Kale Fritters with Nut Cheese and Avocado, Pea and Mint Smash

Day 5 in our Gut Health Series brings us another vibrant recipe from Carla Oates' beautiful new cookbook The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing. It contains...

February 18, 2018

balsamic goji berry oatmeal

Happy Sunday! We're kicking off Day 4 of our Gut Health Series with this good-for-your-belly Balsamic Goji Oats recipe. This easy breakfast is from health coach and chef Jennifer Iserloh's...

February 17, 2018

Gut Healthy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

On day 3 of our Gut Health Series, I'm featuring a comforting and healing soup recipe from Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut, the latest cookbook from nutritionist Dale Pinnock, also known as The...

February 16, 2018

Middle Eastern–spiced walnut and white bean balls with cauliflower rice and fried onion

Today is Day 2 in our Gut Health Series, and I'm thrilled to be sharing a few recipes over the course the week from three of my favorite "healthy belly" cookbooks. Today's feature...

February 15, 2018

Green Tea Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup

Today we kick off the first day of our Gut Health Series. Over the next nine days, I will be sharing nutritious and delicious gut healthy recipes from three of my favorite "good belly"...

February 13, 2018

chocolate red wine cake with raspberry filling

Valentine's Day would not be complete without chocolate (and flowers!) and the more decadent, the better. Below are 5 chocolate dessert recipes to woo your honey with and satisfy that sweet...

February 12, 2018

Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt parfait

My daughter is mad about yogurt, so Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurts sponsored this post and I'm hosting a Valentine's Day tea party for her and her friends. Little kids just love...

February 8, 2018

Canned Salmon Patties with Lemon-Dill Aioli

My husband and I made a pact in early January that we would halt our grocery spending for one month and cook solely from what's in our pantry, fridge, and freezers (the latter of which we have...

January 29, 2018

Cowboy Nachos

With the Super Bowl just around the corner you'll want some delicous and hearty food to satiate your own team. Nachos are the perfect football food (well, they're just plain perfect, really...

January 24, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp w/ Cherry Cola Sauce

Let me count the ways I love this recipe! 1) bacon (love!), 2) shrimp (ditto), 3) spicy jalapeño (yep, love 'em), 4) and a sweet-savory cola sauce (I could totally get on board with that)....