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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May 20, 2010

Last year we attended Cochon 555, a pig-centered culinary event, here in Seattle. It was pork-tastic! The event showcases 5 heritage breeds of pig, 5 chefs, and 5 wineries with a handful of "...

May 19, 2010

We're happy to announce Nancy White - and her young son's wonderful story about his great-grandmother's ravioli - as the winner of our Moleskine "Passed Down Recipes" contest!...

May 18, 2010

Mount St. Helens 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. For us Pacific Northwesterners, we clearly remember the day of May 18 in 1980 when our majestic mountain blew her top, spewing...

May 17, 2010

Meatless Monday's Vegetable Bibimbap

Many of us still find ourselves teetering on the edge of winter and spring. In Seattle, one day we're outside grilling, the other we're inside yet again pulling out the slow cooker we...

March 12, 2010

We are super excited to about our latest recipe contest! We've partnered with Moleskine - our favorite journal company - to create the "Passed Down Recipes, Timeless Favorites From Family and...

March 8, 2010

We're hosting our first-ever film festival! The Food Film Festival is co-sponsored by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and us - Foodista.com! The festival will be held in...

March 3, 2010

We're always working hard to create new features and design elements. We greatly appreciate the contributions you've made to Foodista and we've listened to your feedback. It's only through the...

January 23, 2010

Editor's Note: We're thrilled to introduce features writer Deborah Stone to the Foodista Blog readers. Deborah specializes in arts/culture and travel/leisure pieces, for three weekly newspapers in...

January 15, 2010

Sometimes I think I must have been Mexican in a previous life (of course, I also say that about other ethnicities when I can't seem to get enough of their food). But, to me, Mexican cuisine is...

December 31, 2009

cocktail

What better to way to the year than with a cocktail bang! We've put together a list of some of our favorite classic and not-so-classic (but darn good!) cocktails for you to whip up on the 31st....

December 22, 2009

tamale

This last Saturday, a bunch of us gathered for our first annual Christmas tamale making party. With a long assembly line of ingredients, two large stock pots, huge piles of banana leaves and corn...

December 18, 2009

le creuset dutch oven

I'm sure I'm not the only one who woke up in a cold sweat last night realizing that next week is Christmas! Have you screamed the same thing as me? HOLY CRAP! I need to hustle and get...

December 17, 2009

Like excited and nervous parents sending their kid off to school for the first time, the Three Wise Men of Foodista.com (make that one Wise Woman and Two Fairly Bright Men) launched their wiki-style...

December 16, 2009

pasta chicken gratin

I remember going to the home of my parents' friends one night sometime in the mid-70s and eating a dish called London Chicken. I don't know the exact recipe, but we all loved it so much that...

December 15, 2009

The History of German Chocolate Cake

I'd never really given the provenance of German Chocolate Cake much thought. In fact, about the only thought I've ever given to this cake was and is, "Yum." I guess you could say I was sucked into...

December 11, 2009

The Festival of Lights begins tonight! We wish you all a very Happy Hanukkah! A bit of Hanukkah Food History from Slashfood Organic Hanukkah food gifts from Mother Nature Network Flourless Latkes...

December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to us! It the Foodista Blog's Second Blogiversary today! 660 (make that soon-to-be 661) posts later we are still enjoying every minute of cooking, sharing recipes, connecting with...

December 8, 2009

brownies

I never need an excuse to consume chocolate - especially a moist and gooey brownie. When I saw that today was National Chocolate Brownie Day I jumped for joy like a school girl. Here are some...

December 7, 2009

healthy bread

I remember baking at my grandmother's house with my Aunt Mimi when I was little. Or, I should say, I remember her baking and me watching the loaves as they took their sweet time rising on the...

December 4, 2009

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies from Joy the Baker Day 3 of the 12 Days of Cookies: Apricot Bow Ties from Lottie + Doof Mmm, just like mom used to make: Pignoli Cookies from The Pioneer Woman...

December 3, 2009

When I was a child I would often help my grandma in her big kitchen. She'd sit me atop the shiny red stool that was always next to the big wooden island, and I'd watch as she'd go in and out of her...

December 2, 2009

"Did you ever stop to taste a carrot?  Not just eat it, but taste it?  You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie." Astrid Alauda

December 1, 2009

coconut cream pie

I know we're all probably still full from Thanksgiving, but that's no reason not to celebrate National Pie Day! Stretch that belly! Make space for a little slice of heaven. Our Editorial...

December 1, 2009

We're super duper excited to announce The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook! Have you dreamed of being published in print? Want to see your writing in a book? Food bloggers worldwide are invited...

November 27, 2009

If you're like me, your belly is still so full from yesterday the mere thought of eating again is about to make you burst. But now's the time to get that turkey carcass on the stove for stock...

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