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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August 26, 2009

I am addicted to Mad Men. The first few episodes though I found myself yelling at the men's chauvinist behavior and encouraging the women to stop biting their tongues ("Tell him to kiss off!"). If I...

August 25, 2009

Foodsnap! - a collaboration between Foodista and Keren Brown Media - is a full-day food photography workshop lead by Lou Manna, www.LouTheMan.com, award-winning Olympus Visionary and New York Times...

August 23, 2009

chicken karaage

Move over, Colonel Sanders, there's a new fried chicken in town! Actually, it's not new at all but it may be new to you. Chicken Karaage (or simply Karaage) is Japanese fried chicken. When I...

August 17, 2009

I love a good sauce on my steak. A vinegary chimichurri, a freshly made pesto, even just a simple drizzle of truffle oil or citrus juice to finish it off. Last night we had a Sunday steak dinner...

August 16, 2009

Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

Oh, what to do with all that zucchini! It's piled high in farmers markets, your neighbor's trying to pawn some off on you, but you've got a glut in your own garden. You stuff them, bake...

August 12, 2009

Cilantro and Garlic Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Normally I steer clear of chicken breasts as they all too often come out dry and boring. I'm a dark meat girl. Give me a hunky juicy thigh and I am in heaven. But I was pleasantly surprised by...

August 11, 2009

Oh, do we have some cool things about to happen here in Seattle! An exciting new artsy-literary-food-cocktail series called Night School will kick off next Monday, August 18, at The Sorrento Hotel....

August 9, 2009

Foodista is celebrating the bounty of fruits and vegetables this summer with a month devoted to canning. We hope you discover (and contribute!) some delicious recipes to "put up"! Check out our Can-...

August 7, 2009

I was perusing through some of Julia Child's great cookbooks last night and came upon her recipe for Basic Vinaigrette Dressing. I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm horrible at making salad...

August 7, 2009

Greetings, Readers! We're remodeling the kitchen! The Foodista Blog will be making a little move from http://blog.foodista.com to its new home at http://www.foodista.com/blog. We expect a smooth...

August 5, 2009

Julia Child once said, "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." I reminded myself of that when I cooked her dish of Sautéed Chicken with...

August 3, 2009

Today is the fourth day in our Week of Julia Child, and boy are we having fun! So many recipes, so little time! Inspired by all the beautiful berries in our farmers market I thought a recipe...

August 2, 2009

shirred eggs

It’s Day 3 in our Week of Julia Child and I thought, what better recipe to bring you on a glorious Sunday morning than one for Shirred Eggs. I love nothing more than having a leisurely...

July 31, 2009

Julia Child's birthday is right around the corner, as is the much-anticipated (at least to us food lovers) new film Julie & Julia. To take part in celebrating Julia's life and her contributions...

July 29, 2009

I wish I could say that I came up with the brilliant idea to bake chickpeas, but alas, I cannot. The truth is I was getting ready for work one morning and overheard Mark Bittman talking about this...

July 24, 2009

It's Friday and you know what that means. It means we get to kick back, put our feet up, and pat ourselves on the back for doing such a fine job all week. What better way to celebrate your goodness...

July 23, 2009

When I was a kid I hated black licorice and subsequently anything anise-flavored. Fortunately I was too young to drink Ouzo, but my mother thought it was a darn shame that I didn't like licorice....

July 21, 2009

Foodista is now connected to over 3,000 people on Twitter who are passionate about food and cooking! Our three-thousandth follower was Lorna Yee from The Cookbook Chronicles (check out her blog, it'...

July 17, 2009

Right now our farmer's market is a virtual cornucopia of fresh delights. The smell of just-off-the-vine tomatoes and huge bunches of basil sitting in the sun was beautifully overwhelming! Perfect...

July 16, 2009

Here in Seattle we take advantage of every bit of sunshine we get, and fortunately in the summer we get a lot! It's as if Mother Nature feels bad for dumping on us throughout the long winter, so...

July 13, 2009

pavlova

I love meringue. I love the way it floats, then melts in your mouth like a cloud. I'm embarrassed to admit how much of it I can eat in one sitting. Years ago, while vacationing in Paris, I...

July 11, 2009

After reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, Barnaby vowed to only buy grass fed beef. Some of you may ask why not give up beef all together? Well, you can blame me. I love meat and have...

July 4, 2009

It's grilling day! Chicken, burgers, steaks, ribs...whatever you're throwing down on the flames today here's the perfect condiment: cilantro mint pesto. This recipe, I am super proud to say, came...

July 2, 2009

Last summer I was on a gazpacho kick, whipping up a batch about every week, another summer it was a refreshing chilled melon soup with a hints of jalapeno. This summer my new favorite is sure to be...

July 1, 2009

Our winner for the Foodista Barbecue Hall of Flame is Dianasaur Dishes and her recipe for Grilled Shrimp in Garlic, Ginger, Lemongrass and Sweet Chili Sauce. Congratulations, Diana! We chose this...

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