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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August 27, 2013

Each August our local market brings in a daily shipment of just-picked, perfectly ripe peaches. About every other day we find ourselves back at the store, stocking up yet again on these sweet and...

August 26, 2013

Summer Vegetable Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

With the beautiful bounty of produce seen in markets right now it's easy to create bursting with flavor veggie-packed salads. We found ourselves with a near boatload of beans, corn, tomatoes and...

August 26, 2013

The Dark and Nutty Cocktail

If you love the flavors of rum, ginger and coconut water then we have the drink for you! The Dark and Nutty is our twist on the popular Dark and Stormy cocktail, a favorite among the sailing set...

August 23, 2013

For health reasons we eat a plant-based diet most of the time, but occasionally the carnivore in me craves a juicy burger. When such a time comes I go to one of my favorite local producers for grass-...

August 22, 2013

Italian Vegetable Pressed Sandwich

This Italian sandwich recipe features grilled vegetables that are layered and pressed within a crusty focaccia bread. Chill it, slice it and serve it up cold for lunch or dinner! Italian Vegetable...

August 22, 2013

Summer is the season for tomatoes and we're seeing a bevy of delicious recipes and preparations that feature this good-for-you food. Selecting the right kind of tomato can take your dish from ho-...

August 22, 2013

For those of you with lactose intolerance there's now a tasty and delicious milk for you that won't hurt your belly! Organic Valley recently introduced organic lactose free milk and half and...

August 20, 2013

Don't have time to make dinner from scratch? When you need a jump start on your meals try Old El Paso sauces. All you have to do is add a few of your favorite fresh ingredients and let the sauces...

August 16, 2013

Today is National Rum Day, so let's celebrate with these tasty rum-based cocktails from the ones who know how to party - Hard Rock Cafe! Hurricane 1 oz Bacardi Light Rum 2 oz Orange juice 2 oz...

August 15, 2013

In commemoration of Julia Child's 101st birthday, we're featuring a twist on her favorite Provençal salad - salade niçoise. This easy version uses canned tuna and is only 300 calories per...

August 14, 2013

These finger lickin' good ribs get an Asian twist from 5 spice powder, ginger, star anise, lemongrass and other flavors that will wow your palate! This is not your quick-and-easy ribs recipe. No...

August 14, 2013

 Dragon Tail Spare Ribs

Rib fans will fall in love with this Asian-style pork spare rib recipe. St. Louis cut spare ribs are marinated overnight in a sweet and savory sauce then slow cooked until fall-off-the-bone tender....

August 13, 2013

This easy retro classic oyster recipe hails from Down Under. With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes under the grill you'll have an amazing Australian-style appetizer to serve your guests...

August 12, 2013

Wet Chocolate Cake with Olive Oil

Who doesn't love a moist and delicious chocolate cake? This amazing cake recipe features a lighter and healthier alternative to butter - olive oil - a key ingredient in a heart-healthy...

August 10, 2013

In celebration of National S'mores Day, we're sharing these decadent S'more Cupcakes from Get Off Your Butt and Bake!. Dense chocolaty buttermilk cakes sit atop graham cracker crusts,...

August 9, 2013

 Jägermeister-Kissed Chicken Skewers with Blood Orange Aioli

These chicken skewers are a must-make for any barbecue lover! This recipe, from New York chef Chris Santos, is packed with savory and sweet flavor, from mustard and molasses to orange and spicy...

August 9, 2013

panna cotta

It's the season for berries and we've been buying flat upon flat of raspberries! If you can't get enough of these plump red gems, you'll love this elegant and creamy panna cotta...

August 8, 2013

Oh, how we love a big bowl of mussels in white wine with garlic and parsley! Watch this short video tutorial on how to clean mussels and how to determine which ones you want to discard.  Video...

August 8, 2013

Ham and Pickled Asparagus Rolls

If you're looking for an easy appetizer or tasty snack, this recipe is the one for you! Simply spread cream cheese or goat cheese on a slice of ham, place a pickled asparagus spear (or pickled...

August 8, 2013

Strip House executive chef John Schenk shares his tips on how to cook up the perfectly cooked juicy steak, from what blend of oil to use to what kind of cut to use and how to season it. Get all 5...

August 8, 2013

Nothing beats a well-made Manhattan. As we like to say, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere." So roll out the cocktail cart, place shaker in hand, and shake yourself up a perfect Manhattan....

August 7, 2013

To celebrate the summer outdoor dining season, OpenTable released today the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants, and we're thrilled that seven of them...

August 7, 2013

Sansaire sous vide device

A few years ago, our friend Scott Heimendinger of Seattle Food Geek created a $75 DIY sous vide machine and posted the instructions on his blog. It was difficult to make, but over 1,000 people did it...

August 7, 2013

Get a taste of Argentina with this delicious chimichurri smothered flank steak recipe. In minutes you can create this tasty sauce with just a few herbs, olive oil and vinegar. You'll have an...

August 7, 2013

smoke box

Whether you're throwing hamburgers, steaks, hotdogs or kebabs on the barbecue, every grillmaster needs the right equipment. Gayot.com put together a list of their top grilling tools from grill...

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