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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April 20, 2017

Mermaid Dragonfruit Smoothie

We eat (and drink!) with our eyes, so it’s no wonder a hot pink smoothie adorned with a “mermaid” garnish would appeal to my 6-year-old daughter. This delicious and nutritious...

April 18, 2017

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This colorful Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad from Taste and See is like spring on a plate! The rainbow of vegetables includes yellow squash, zucchini, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and mixed green...

April 4, 2017

  Paella is a classic rice based dish from the Valencian region of Spain. This seafood version, known as paella de marisco, is loaded with shrimp, calamari, baby octopus and mussels and is...

April 3, 2017

5-Spice Duck with Quick Pickled Daikon, Shiso and 5-Spice Tortillas

We had tacos on the mind and also craved Asian flavors, thus was born our MexiAsian fusion 5-spice seasoned duck tacos with 5-spice tortillas. We started off with the duck breasts we found while...

April 2, 2017

Low Carb Egg Breakfast Muffins

I'm a big fan of "egg muffins," they make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings and you can pack them with whatever vege you've got in the fridge - fresh or leftover...

April 1, 2017

Salmon with Lentils, Bacon and Gordal Olives

All too often I will open a can or box of stock or broth for a recipe that calls for just a couple of cups. The leftover can/box gets stuck in the fridge, shuffled to and fro as other items are...

March 31, 2017

Zucchini Pho

Noodles are a popular item on any Asian restaurant menu, but these often stir-fried dishes are usually loaded with fat and calories. Below are a few of our favorite dishes including a vegan Coconut...

March 29, 2017

Easter Bread with Colored Eggs

Easter is just around the corner and I’m setting aside all my favorite recipes for this spring holiday. Roast lamb or a baked ham are our typical family favorites (sometimes both if we’...

March 29, 2017

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of pork. It doesn’t take long to cook, making it a superb choice for easy weeknight dinners, it’s lean but with just enough fat to remain moist...

March 28, 2017

Chicken Fricassee Abruzzo

It's the beginning of the week, we're back at work and I bet you're already thinking what to make for dinner tonight, right? I know I am. I love the weekends because I have the time to be...

March 23, 2017

How to Eat a Lobster and Other Edible Enigmas Explained

 "Your flag is on the table," my brother and I used to tell each other when our napkin remained on the table instead of our lap. Don't ask me why we called it a flag, it's...

March 21, 2017

Decadent Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

You may be thinking I can’t eat dessert, swimsuit season is just around the corner. It’s certainly what I’m thinking. But we all need to go off diet every now and then to give...

March 8, 2017

Oatmeal Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to St. Patrick's Day we all think of corned beef, cabbage and a nice stout beer (or two), but let's not forget about dessert! We love this "Drunken Cookies" recipe...

March 2, 2017

Parsnip and Apple Soup with Roasted Vegetable Chips

Nearly every culture considers soup as a comfort food. We covet steamy bowls on chilly days and brew up various broths when we're under the weather. Nothing is better than Mom's chicken...

March 1, 2017

pancakes

In my third trimester of pregnancy I had a fierce craving for pancakes, one so fervent that I kept a pitcher of batter at the ready in the fridge. It’s no wonder our daughter frequently calls...

February 3, 2017

Cucumber Avocado Chili Lime Roll

Hosting any kind of party requires time, preparation, and thought as to what to serve. When selecting an appetizer spread I opt for items that are easy to put together and range from comforting...

February 3, 2017

Plate of oysters

The word “aphrodisiac” comes from the name of the Greek goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite. Aphrodisiacs are any substances that increase libido when consumed. They do not address...

February 1, 2017

New England Lobster Roll

I rarely need an excuse to indulge in a lobster roll and this Super Bowl weekend is no exception! This tasty recipe features a flavorful combination of lobster meat and mayo along with a winning...

January 31, 2017

Shui Jiao: Spicy Sichuan-style Water-Boiled Dumplings in Red Oil

I've never met a dumpling I didn't like. What's not to love about tender meat and seafood morsels wrapped up in slippery little packages? They're boiled, steamed, fried. Dipped,...

January 30, 2017

Rabbit RBT growler

As passionate home-brewers we’re always looking for cool beer-related gizmos and gadgets: growlers (64 ounces), howlers (32 ounces), glassware, keg pulls, you name it. Beer (and wine)...

January 23, 2017

 Waffle with Syrup Cake!

  Holy cow! I exclaimed as I thumbed through the pages of Gravity Cakes, a beautiful new cookbook featuring jaw-dropping, how-is-that-even-possible? cakes. The title of Gravity Cakes (the...

January 18, 2017

The Perfect French Omelette

Michelin-star chef David Kinch shows how to make the perfect French omelette. This is not the ubiquitous crêpe-thin, browned on the outside omelette most of us are used to. A properly made omelette...

January 17, 2017

raw chicken

Every home cook should know how to cut up a whole chicken, but a surprising number of us don't know where to begin and simply end up purchasing our poultry in pieces. Breaking down a whole bird...

January 16, 2017

FARMERS’ MARKET VEGETABLE BOWL WITH YOGURT GREEN GODDESS AND SALTY PEPITAS

We're fortunate to have a year-round farmers' market in our neighborhood, and right now it's loaded with beautiful winter root vegetables like beets, parsnips, and salsify; pumpkins and...

January 14, 2017

Puget Sound Clams

On cold days here in Seattle, when I yearn for a cup of warmth, I head to the Piers. On Pier 54 you'll find Seattle's legendary Ivar's Fish Bar and Salmon House. It's the fish bar...

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