Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of, 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, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With I have finally found my true passion - immersion in the world of food. I'm also the proud mama of daughter Emery.

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We've always featured gluten-free recipes on Foodista - both by our staff writers and our passionate contributors - but starting on September 27, 2017 I will officially begin the "Suddenly Celiac" column which will publish each Wednesday. You can read the first installment "Suddenly Celiac: My "Dear John Letter From Gluten" here and stay tuned each #WheatlessWednesday for recipes, resources, tips, and hopefully a bit of humor.


Organization memberships:
Les Dames d'Escoffier - Seattle Chapter
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

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Posts by Sheri Wetherell

October 12, 2016

Autumn Bourbon Sour with Charred Rosemary

If you love a good sour cocktail, you’ll love this perfect-for-fall libation featuring Basil Hayden Bourbon, lemon juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, bitters, and charred rosemary. Basil...

October 12, 2016

Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

Healthy cooking doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor. A comforting dish of pasta with meatballs can be nourishing, great tasting, and a cinch to put together. The newest cookbook from...

October 11, 2016

Persimmom and Pomegranate Salad with Mint, Lemon, Nutmeg and Honey

A neighbor of mine in Tokyo had a glorious Fuyu persimmon tree that, season after season, produced a spectacular number of brightly colored fruit. One heavily laden branch drooped fortuitously over...

October 11, 2016

Sausage and Apple Pie

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life, the new best-selling cookbook from Kate McDermott, is this year's must-have baking bible. I've known Kate for years...

October 6, 2016

Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole

Tired of serving your kids "Spooky Spaghetti" for Halloween dinner? They'll love this fun and delicious bacon and cheese-filled Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole! We think it...

October 5, 2016

The Quintessential Apple Pie

Once upon a time, I met a fair lady who made pies. Savory pies, sweet pies, even the most spectacular who'da-thunk-it gluten free pies. She's so ever-present in the world of baking (...

October 4, 2016

Have you found a drool-worthy taco recipe to make for dinner tonight? Today is National Taco Day, and #TacoTuesday - one of our favorite food days of the week! - so read on for some delicious...

October 4, 2016

Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Chilly Fall nights call for cozy meals and this Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta recipe is simply warming comfort in a casserole! Jamielyn Nye, author of the new THE I HEART NAPTIME COOKBOOK,...

September 26, 2016

5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Ever crave a chocolate cake but lacked the time (and desire) to bake an entire one? Jamielyn Nye, author of THE I HEART NAPTIME COOKBOOK, created this delicious and super easy 5-Minute Chocolate Mug...

September 23, 2016

Baked chicken taquitos

When was the last time you actually read a cookbook? I mean cover to cover. I admit, most of them I skim, look at the drool-worthy pictures, and head straight to the recipes. But when I picked up...

September 22, 2016

Red Potato Salad with Fava Beans and Radishes

Potato salads are a quintessential dish, especially in summer, yet each one can vary from home to home, region to region, country to country. There are mayonnaise-based potato salads made sweet with...

September 21, 2016

Spiced Up Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Smoothie are a great way to kickstart your morning, plus they’re an easy breakfast with little cleanup! I start each morning with a pumpkin-based smoothie. Why pumpkin? It’s delicious,...

September 20, 2016

one pan spanakopita

A cast iron skillet is perhaps the most versatile pan in the kitchen. It can be used on any type of cooktop (gas, electric, induction, even a barbecue or campfire); you can bake in it, grill in it,...

September 19, 2016

Summer is almost over but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a last flavorful fling with our favorite summertime treat: s'mores! You don't need to stoke up a campfire to enjoy this...

September 14, 2016

Ground Turkey Tacos

I'm a busy working mom, and like lots of people I sometimes struggle with what to make for dinner. So we've create a Taco Tuesday habit. Tacos are easy, everyone can customize them to their...

September 7, 2016

Korean Fried Chicken with Garlic and Ginger

Just a few ingredients are all you need to make this crazy good one pan fried chicken recipe. Garlic, ginger, a spicy chile paste known as sambal oelek, a bit of soy sauce and sugar, and some rice...

September 5, 2016

Alkalizing Green Vegetable and Herb Soup Recipe

You don't need to be on an alkalizing diet to love this healthy soup recipe. It's full of green vegetables, flavorful fresh herbs, and aromatic spices that all contain numerous nutritional...

September 2, 2016

Good morning, Sunshine! Are you ready to start the day? This delicious chia porridge recipe is so hearty and nutritious you’ll be satiated all morning long (and it’s so good you may even...

September 1, 2016

Lemony Seared Scallops

First, pour yourself a nice glass of dry white wine. Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier, it doesn’t matter much as they all will go well with what we’re making. Seared...

September 1, 2016

Mom always had a bottle of apple cider vinegar in the pantry, and come cold season a tablespoon or two of the tangy elixir was added to honeyed hot water to soothe our sore throats. That was back in...

August 31, 2016

Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula Walnut Pesto

Pizza is an easy dinner and both a great way to use up those leftover tidbits in the fridge and get kids in the kitchen. We have make-your-own-pizza night nearly once a week, a favorite night for our...

August 30, 2016

Roasted Clams with Sausage, Tomatoes and Fregola

With summer coming to a close we're soaking up the sun and cooking out of doors as much as possible. Doesn't food taste so much better when kissed by the fresh air and flavorful smoke of a...

August 25, 2016

siu mai

Nearly every culture on Earth has them. Some are boiled, some are steamed. Some are pan or wok fried. Some are dropped by the spoonful into a flavorful stew or broth. They are pinched, pleated,...

August 23, 2016

chan hon meng

A Singapore street food chef is the first in the World to win a Michelin star. Chan Hon Meng, chef and owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, won the coveted culinary award in July...

August 22, 2016

pork and shrimp siu mai

Pork dumplings, or siu mai, are an ubiquitous dish found in Cantonese dim sum restaurants. Preparing dim sum is an art, but there are some dishes that can easily be made at home. My go-to, easy-to-...