Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO at Foodista.com. 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.

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January 9, 2009

Nestled in a little cubby hole-sized piece of Pike Place Market is the Market Grill, one of our favorite stops for fresh-out-of-the-water salmon sandwiches. Grilled to perfection, the salmon (or...

January 6, 2009

mangalitsa

I'm ashamed to say that my gifts to Barnaby this year were a bit self-serving: a fancy waffle iron and an outdoor electric smoker. So far he's like a kid in a candy store. Smoking trout,...

January 5, 2009

My mom always taught me the importance of colorful food. She never would have served potatoes with, say, cauliflower. As a result, I find myself adding or subtracting dishes from my menu based on...

January 4, 2009

Barnaby loves himself a good kimchi. The stinkier and more sour, the better. I must say, I'm right there with him. After living in Japan and traveling in Korea I, too, developed a fondness for this...

January 3, 2009

I'm not a big grappa fan. I've tried to like it, just as I've tried to like Scotch, vodka martinis and other "high octane" beverages. I simply cannot seem to acquire the taste. I was always told, "It...

January 2, 2009

You know those beautiful little artisan goat cheeses you see in fancy food stores? The ones that are about the size of a smashed golf ball and cost about $8? They're so pretty with their dainty...

January 2, 2009

On cold winter nights in Tokyo I loved nothing more than sliding my legs under the warm kotatsu table and enjoying a big pot of nabe. Nabemono (or simply nabe) is a  Japanese dish that is also known...

December 30, 2008

Admittedly, these photos are not the most enticing or even remotely appetizing. But before you ask why, pray tell, is she showing me a massive unappealing chunk of fat in a pot, bear with me. It's...

December 29, 2008

Hasselback potatoes are a Swedish creation, named after the Stockholm restaurant - Restaurant Hasselbacken - that served them back in the 1700s. They are made from whole potatoes that are peeled and...

December 25, 2008

For as long as I can remember we've always had crab cioppino on Christmas Eve. It was a tradition started by my Grandma Ida, and one that I have vowed to continue in my own home since she passed...

December 23, 2008

I discovered limoncello years ago in Italy and have been hooked ever since. But I'd never heard of Limoni di Sicilia, a lemon liqueur made by Averna, an old well-known Italian brand. The kind folks...

December 22, 2008

chorizo

There's an old cliché that says, "People who like politics and sausage shouldn't watch either being made."  I watched Barnaby make the latter yesterday and I can attest that...

December 20, 2008

cinco de mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Do you really know why we celebrate this day? Most Americans do not. Here's why: because it gives Americans just one more day to get their drink on. Or so it appears that...

December 19, 2008

I'm usually at a loss when ordering in an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Other than pho or salad rolls I'm just not well-versed in this delicious cuisine, but I'm quickly learning. Usually I end...

December 18, 2008

I was going to write about food today, being a food blog and all, but since our launch yesterday we've been getting amazing response and coverage from our fellow food bloggers! I thought it...

December 17, 2008

After a long but fun year of planning, designing, dreaming and building we are finally proud to present the fruits of our labor! Foodista.com - The Online Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit....

December 16, 2008

We're all busy this time of year. On top of the craziness of the season some of us are plagued by colds and longer commutes due to icy roads, are frantically wrapping up the 4th quarter at work, or...

December 14, 2008

We just may have a white Christmas after all here in Seattle. It snowed last night and the streets are covered in a beautiful thin blanket of white. It probably won't last so we're enjoying it while...

December 12, 2008

Foodista continues to grow on Twitter! Just a few months ago we signed up and are now connected to over 500 people who are passionate about food and cooking. For those of you not familiar with...

December 10, 2008

Photo: James.Whisker Every day as we walked to school in Siena, Italy we passed the big panforte factory. We could smell the delicious confection baking and it was intoxicating. Back then I didn't...

December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to us! It's our one year blogiversary today! Countless photos and 309 posts later we've had tens of thousands of visitors. We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have! We look...

December 8, 2008

Cuban Pork Chops

Photo: WordRidden In 2002 Barnaby and I flew to Mexico City, then hopped another plane bound for the beautiful land of Cuba. (Knock, knock, knock. Excuse me, I think that must be the Department of...

December 6, 2008

In September we started a Flickr Group and it has grown to over 1,000 members! Check out some of the beautiful photographs our members are taking, and if you're not part of the group feel free to...

December 6, 2008

'Tis the season to take photographs of all that beautiful food you're cooking up! Cookies, pies, legs of lamb, that Christmas goose, Grandma's cranberry chutney. You don't have to be a food writer,...

December 5, 2008

Come a little closer because this is something I feel better about whispering... I love pork rinds. Or cracklins, chicharrones, or whatever you want to call them. I know they aren't the healthiest...

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