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.

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.

Cheers!

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

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February 17, 2008

It wasn't until I lived in Seattle, with easy access to Taylor Shellfish Farms, that I truly began to love mussels. How many meals afford you the opportunity to gobble and scoop with the food...

February 16, 2008

Hi, my name is Sheri and I'm a DRY Soda-aholic. There, I said it. I'm not ashamed of it. If you tasted these you would be addicted too. DRY Soda Co. is a Seattle-based company that produces all-...

February 15, 2008

It's hard to believe that these dirty looking root vegetables can transform into such tender, buttery goodness. Beets contain more sucrose than any other vegetable, which is probably why I love these...

February 14, 2008

It's Valentine's Day and I want to write about something other than gooey chocolate desserts to tantalize your loved one. I want to write about love. And why not? Today is the day of love! At least...

February 13, 2008

My aunt and uncle moved to Bosnia almost two years ago. "Why Bosnia?" you ask? My uncle has donned the humanitarian cape and is prosecuting war crimes in Sarajevo, and my aunt, the little...

February 12, 2008

We've had a sudden burst of fabulous weather here in the Bay Area that has given me a serious case of Spring Fever. It also makes me crave fresh veggies plucked straight from the vine and still warm...

February 11, 2008

Now I know what you're thinking. "When would I ever want to eat octopus, let alone tenderize it?" Octopus is a highly under-rated and under-appreciated seafood here in the States. Its diminutive...

February 9, 2008

Oy vay. I. Do. Not. Feel. Good. So last night Barnaby was kind enough to brew up some of his super-secret-family-recipe matzo ball soup. What a mensch. I don't know if it's actually a secret recipe,...

February 7, 2008

In the 70's my mother had this big, beautiful burnt-orange stock pot. It was the only colored pot she had; the Lone Ranger among the boring stainless steel. I loved when she brought it out, as I knew...

February 6, 2008

I've been asked why I write about food and not travel since we travel so much. Well, I do try to marry the two at times, but why not food? I'm an expert, I eat everyday! To some people (usually the...

February 5, 2008

I thought I'd share a bit about our recent trip to the lovely town of El Fuerte, Mexico. All of my previous trips to Mexico have been to lounge on a beach, sip margaritas and frolic in the surf. But...

February 4, 2008

I love tea. A nice cup is a fine way to start the day. Or end it. It's perfect when you... have just come in from the cold and need to shake off the shivers, are far from home and don't want to be,...

February 3, 2008

We still have not restocked our refrigerator after returning from Mexico, so I rummaged around and pulled a few things out that were still hanging in there. Ingredients perfect for fried rice....

February 2, 2008

Unless you live close to the border, or in a community with a sizable Mexican population, you may think of tacos as being hard shells filled with ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc...

February 1, 2008

It's Friday, you get out of work a wee bit early and your inner Irish is wanting to get her drink on. Or at least one drink to take the edge off. As Jimmy Buffet sings it, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere...

January 31, 2008

I'm always hesitant to order crab cakes. Mainly because most places fall short in including a key ingredient: crab. I refer to those as "cakes" since they are mostly just a filler of...

January 30, 2008

I shamelessly admit that I'm a sushi snob. It's unavoidable. I lived in Japan for three years and ate some of the best and highest quality fish. The bar was set high. I have found many exceptional...

January 29, 2008

I've mentioned my love of cookbooks before. Admittedly, I generally do not create many meals from their pages, but I often sit for hours perusing them for inspiration and oohing and aahing over...

January 28, 2008

For the last 8 years we have attended the Sundance Film Festival and have seen it grow from just a few thousand attendees to about 50K this year. It's always a wonderful adventure seeing artistic...

January 26, 2008

Save your mother! That's what you'll need to do if you want to make your own vinegar from wine. The mother, or Mother of Vinegar, is that slimy film that forms in vinegars and is needed much the same...

January 26, 2008

Usually salad rolls are eaten as appetizers, but I love to make them with various fillings and serve them as the main entrée with different dipping sauces. The delicate rice paper wrappers can be...

January 25, 2008

We definitely eat more fish than beef, but I was feeling unavoidable carnivorous so I thought I would make simple Thai-style skewers. I was also secretly craving the easy clean-up of BBQing! The...

January 24, 2008

decadent chocolate chip cookies

In 1994, my mom's best friend, and my "spiritual" mother, Ann Wall Frank wrote a fabulously hilarious little cookbook titled Cooking For Your Evil Twin: Devilishly Tempting Recipes for...

January 22, 2008

One of the things I love about Thai food is the gentle balance of spicy, sweet and sour flavors. This is one of my favorite salads any time of the year. It's easy to make and is so crisp and fresh...

January 21, 2008

Risotto is a difficult and time consuming dish to make, one that all too easily results in a heavy, mushy glob. A good deal of patience is required to stand at the stove for half an hour and...

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