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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April 13, 2011

10 Outrageously Strange Foods in China

Which ones are you eager to try? Pig Face Cow’s lung Fish Lips Ox Forehead Turtle Casserole Pigeon Brain Snake Venom (and also Snakehead Soup) Deer’s Penis Goat Genitals Soup Seahorses Photo by...

April 12, 2011

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Buttery crisp bread. Warm gooey cheese. Put them together and you have a scrumptious concoction known as a grilled cheese sandwich.  Today is the day that honors this gloriously delicious creation!...

April 12, 2011

Expired Food Given To Prisons

The Massachusetts State Department of Education has donated thousands of cases of expired frozen foods to state prisons and county jails. More than 11,000 cases of food were removed from school...

April 11, 2011

Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and many people have no symptoms at all. Here are the most common red flags: An Increase in Thirst An increase in thirst, which can be...

April 11, 2011

Craving Coffee? It Could Be Genetic

Going bald? Blame dad. Need a grande triple shot caffè latte in the morning? That could be thanks to mom. As USA Today recently reported, scientists have discovered two genes that determine how...

April 11, 2011

A Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic

Cherry blossom viewing (o-hanami or simply hanami) is a very popular springtime activity in Japan. It's common to pack a big picnic of food and drink, gather your friends and family, and head out to...

April 7, 2011

FDA: Get The Toxins Out of Our Kids' Food!

A recent report from the National Cancer Institute showed a 9.4% increase in childhood cancer between 1992 and 2007. Instead of finally making a serious move to rid foods of toxic dyes, the FDA...

April 7, 2011

Kate Hudson Drinking Wine While Pregnant?

Soon-to-be mom Kate Hudson was spotted sipping what looks like a glass of red wine. Could be a glass of non-alcoholic wine, could be the real deal. While some believe that drinking in moderation...

April 6, 2011

National Caramel Popcorn Day!

Butter. Sugar. Popcorn. More Sugar. What's not to love? Try this tasty Oven Caramel Popcorn recipe. Oven Caramel Popcorn Photo by: Randy Son of Robert

April 5, 2011

"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" It's a question we've asked since the dawn of time. When it comes to breakfast the answer is simple: the egg, and the best ones are...

April 1, 2011

The fool hails from around 15th century England and was traditionally made with gooseberries. It's a simple dessert that combines fruit with cream. Try serving with a garnish of mint or a nice...

March 31, 2011

For National Oranges and Lemons Day we're celebrating with our citrus-y favorite: marmalade! Perfect on toast, scones, in a PB&J or even as a glaze on meats. Try this yummy and simple recipe...

March 31, 2011

According to a new study published in the journal Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases, there is less salmonella in organic chicken than in those conventionally raised. 300 organic and 400 conventional...

March 30, 2011

Today is National Turkey Neck day, but who in early spring just happens to have a turkey neck in their fridge? Maybe in November, but March? That's why I've taken it upon myself to change...

March 30, 2011

As if we needed a reason to eat cake! But it's always nice... Celebrate National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day with this lemon-icious recipe. Lemon Chiffon Cake Adapted from Epicurious.com 2 cups cake...

March 29, 2011

Teff An Egyptian grain that's high in iron and has a slightly sweet molasses flavor. Quick to prepare, too! Only about 20 minutes. Gluten free! Try these Teff Ginger Molasses Cookies Quinoa...

March 28, 2011

Sushi / Raw Bar Succulent slices of Ahi, oysters on the half shell... Expensive, yes! Gorgeous and super healthy, yes! Comfort Food Glam up those homey favorites such as Mac and Cheese and Mashed...

March 28, 2011

adhd

Just say "NO!" to additives! A recent study reported in The Lancet claims that it is food that causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and that with a restricted diet alone...

March 24, 2011

Hunger Challenge Cooking Tip: Save the Peels!

$ Saving Tip! Most recipes require some sort of prep when dealing with produce: peeled this, the tops removed from that, etc... When a recipe calls for peeled carrots, the tops of parsley (or other...

March 24, 2011

Hunger Challenge Day 4: SPAM Hash and Eggs

SPAM is a common item found in most food banks (see the entire list of common food bank items), so on Day 4 of the Hunger Challenge I decided to make SPAM Hash and Eggs - a great and hearty...

March 22, 2011

ramen

Our goal for this dinner during the Hunger Challenge was to create a meal using foods typically found at a food bank. For this meal that included ramen noodles and canned cream of chicken soup. We...

March 21, 2011

2011 James Beard Award Nominations Are In!

The final nominations for the 2011 James Beard Awards were announced today at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. For chefs and restaurants (to view all of the nominees click here):...

March 21, 2011

Hunger Challenge: Breakfast

For breakfast on Day 1 of the Hunger Challenge I made a quick, easy and - most importantly - nutritious meal. As a nursing mother it's vital to to make sure enough "good" calories a day are consumed...

March 21, 2011

Today begins day one of the United Way of King County's Hunger Challenge, a week-long exercise in empathy —to live in someone else's shoes for one week and learn how we can help fight...

March 20, 2011

Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart Perfect for a sunny day luncheon. Grilled Spot Prawns With Peas and Ginger These sweet prawns are like mini-lobsters. Yum! Spring Lamb With Yogurt Potatoes and Spinach...

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