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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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...

June 30, 2009

Little is better than a spectacularly fresh piece of fish that's been grilled to perfection, like this halibut. Perhaps I'm just easy to please. All it needs is a bit of salt and pepper and the...

June 29, 2009

I am finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to our yard. Prior to us purchasing our home it had been empty for a year, so needless to say, the garden was and has...

June 26, 2009

corn bread

Aside from cupcakes, madeleines are about the cutest darn things ever. Mini Bundt cakes are right up there too. This past weekend, my friend Tracy brought to our barbecue not one, not two, but three...

June 24, 2009

pasta salad

My Aunt Dolores always makes this wonderful pasta salad for her barbecues and I'm adding it to my repertoire this summer as well. It doesn't really have a name, so I'll call it...

June 22, 2009

Italy holds a special place in my heart. I spent six months there in college, and those six months I still consider the best in my life. Maybe because it was the first time I'd gone abroad alone and...

June 18, 2009

seared albacore tuna

I stare at food all day. At least recipes and photos of food. Some days I get the "cooking bug" and want to rush home to whip up the various dishes that inspired me, others times I just...

June 12, 2009

Photo by: jasonb42882 I must say that I am fairly ignorant when it comes to the food fare of Ireland. And being part Irish, that shames me. Recently we went to lunch at a local Irish pub, and there...

June 11, 2009

Photo by Loop_Oh Twice in the last week I've read that some scientists are rethinking the "saturated-fat-is-bad-for-you" story. Word on the nutrition street is that saturated fats (animal fats) can...

June 8, 2009

There's something so comforting about a quiet Sunday dinner. The aromas of a pot roast simmering in the slow cooker, something scrumptious grilling on the barbie, perhaps a pie baking in the oven -...

June 6, 2009

There are three things that us Pacific Northwesterners have in our DNA: coffee, micro-brewed beer and salmon. Just before the Copper River Salmon season starts we're like junkies in need of a fix....

June 2, 2009

waffle cut potatoes

Here's a quick technique of the day! If you have a mandolin (a very handy kitchen tool that I highly recommend), then you can create these beautifully cut potatoes. Also referred to as gaufrette...

May 29, 2009

Recently we were introduced to an interesting vegetable, Japanese Knotweed, by our local forager. I had never heard of or seen anything like it. A beautiful asparagus-looking plant with thick stocks...

May 28, 2009

I recognize that it's not quite summer, but when we have a bout of fine weather there are certain foods that just scream al fresco dining.  My aunt Dolores has a beautiful backyard in...

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