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.

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

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December 18, 2016

Make Kombucha at Home

Imagine having an endless supply of bubbly, probiotic-packed kombucha—it’s a health enthusiast’s dream come true. And with Cultures for Health Kombucha Tea Starter Culture, it...

December 17, 2016

 Apple Cider Mini Doughnuts with Whipped Cream and Pecans

You got it! These scrumptious mini doughnuts are baked - not fried - so keep that deep fryer (and calories!) stored away! To make these yummy doughnuts you'll need the proper pan like this mini...

December 16, 2016

Vegan Latkes With Chili Cream and Applesauce

Eating healthy during the holiday season doesn't have to be a chore. Cutting down on or swapping out unhealthy ingredients (like saturated fats) typically used in our favorite recipes can result...

December 14, 2016

Sweet & Sour Chicken Toddy cocktail

Fancy a Beef Bloody Mary? How about a Sweet and Sour Chicken Toddy? Bone broths have been a delicious and healthy trend this last year, now the savory stocks are quickly gaining ground in the...

December 12, 2016

Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

Fresh baked goods are always nice to have around during the holiday season, but the festivities often keep us too busy to bake anything too challenging, which is why I love scones. Scones are easy to...

December 8, 2016

Raw Beet and Herb Salad with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

This vibrant raw beet and herb salad is one of those salads that, after just one taste, quickly becomes a favorite - one that you make over and over. It's utterly simple and the abundant use of...

December 7, 2016

Vanilla Cranberry Quick Bread

You don't have to be a master baker to achieve a spectacular loaf such as this one - that's why I love quick breads! As their name implies, quick breads don't need yeast or the time and...

December 3, 2016

Veggie and Beef Burgers with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries & Guacamole

Berbere (pronounced bur-bur-uh) is an intriguing spice blend from Ethiopia and Eritrea that’s full of intoxicating spices like allspice berries, fenugreek seeds, ajwain, and more. It has just a...

December 2, 2016

Coconut Curry Tofu Noodle Bowl

It can be difficult to stay on track of a healthy diet during the holiday season, but giving up comfort foods doesn’t have to be part of the game plan. The key is knowing what ingredients to...

December 1, 2016

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Almonds

'Tis the season for baking! Oh, how I love the aromas of cookies baking in the oven; the lovely warmth and scents that fill the kitchen. It's nurturing, cozy, and wonderfully festive....

November 29, 2016

As the CEO of a food website I think about food all day: I constantly look at food images online, I develop recipes, I think about what dish I will make and photograph next. When I think of anyone...

November 29, 2016

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

Have you ever steamed a cake? In lieu of baking this holiday season, try this scrumptious steamed pumpkin cake from pastry chef Dana Cree. This light and fluffy cake is both easy and fun to make!...

November 29, 2016

Those of us who work in the blogging world couldn’t do it without you, our dear Community Members! You read our posts, share our recipes, and keep coming back for more! Oh, how we thank you...

November 25, 2016

My favorite thing to do each year is to curate our Holiday Gift Guide, a long list of items we personally own and use in our home. This is an honest list of things our family loves, things we think...

November 23, 2016

Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash

Brussels sprouts and potatoes are both ubiquitous ingredients found on holiday dinner tables, and I love that this scrumptious dish combines the two of them - and all in one pan! Tender, buttery...

November 22, 2016

Caramel Apple Tartlets

If you love baking, you'll love the recently published TWENTY-FIVE: Profiles and Recipes from America's Essential Bakery and Pastry Artisans, a beautiful food arts book that highlights 25...

November 16, 2016

Chicken Tacos with Pickled Jalapeño and Fried Eggs

When I'm short on time or simply don't have the energy to prepare a satisfying, yet healthy meal I head towards the deli section of our market and pop a rotisserie chicken into the shopping...

November 15, 2016

Curried Chicken Meatballs

After a long (albeit wonderful) Thanksgiving holiday weekend packed with tons of cooking, I yearn for a simple dinner recipe that requires minimal prep and dishwashing. These easy Curried Chicken...

November 15, 2016

Apple, Cranberry and Sausage Stuffing

It's the stuffing that's, hands-down, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. I love the succulent dark meat of a turkey, my Grandmother's No-Cook Cranberry Orange Relish, and fluffy mashed...

November 15, 2016

Pumpkin Bread Trifle with Maple Brandy Cream

What do pumpkin bread, holiday spices, maple pumpkin butter cream, toasted pecans, and brandy have in common? They all come together in this decadent (yet easy!) pumpkin bread trifle recipe! Dallas...

November 10, 2016

Vietnamese-style Duck Soup

We have soup for dinner at least one night a week - in the summer it's chilled, garden fresh soups, in the winter it's hot and hearty, the bowl filled with anything comforting. I always have...

November 9, 2016

Chicharrón Cookies with Toffee Bits

Chicharrónes, they make me purr….Whenever I see the crispy fried pork skin nibbles at Mexican markets I quiver in delight. What’s not to love about crunchy, salty, fatty goodness? One...

November 8, 2016

Mayflower Spice Tequila Cocktail

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing, enjoying the company of loved ones, eating more carbs that we should, and *hopefully* relaxing. It’s my favorite time of year, a time when our family...

November 8, 2016

Rita's song whisky cocktail

Finally, it’s election day. The last 18 months have undoubtedly been the most stressful and contentious our nation has seen in a race for the Presidency. In my world, the best way to seek...

November 7, 2016

Rigatoni with Kale, Pecorino Cheese, and Pine Nuts

Many years ago, while I was a student in Italy, a good friend would come to our apartment a night each week and teach my roommates and me how to cook. The meals were always simple yet hearty and...

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