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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April 3, 2008

Barnaby has the uncanny ability to look into the fridge and be able to whip up some fabulous gourmet meal. I, on the other hand, will take a look and immediately say, "We have nothing, nothing at...

April 2, 2008

Its-it ice cream

I'm not talking Rice-A-Roni here, the San Francisco treat I'm referring to is IT'S-IT Ice Cream. When I was a kid, we'd often pass the IT'S-IT factory perched on the edge of...

April 1, 2008

Remember those car games you used to play as a child? You'd pick something, briefly describe it, and your just-as-bored sibling would try and figure out what you found on the horizon? "I spy...

March 31, 2008

Many people shrivel in their seats when they see the sommelier coming their way, thinking he or she is only going to recommend the most expensive bottle on the list. But that's not the case today....

March 30, 2008

When you land at the airport in Obregón, Mexico, as we did on our way back from Puerto Vallarta, you can buy candied apples for $2 a piece. And here's the best part - the Mexican Immigration and...

March 26, 2008

Phew, this vacationing business is hard work! Deciding between the pool and the beach is just a bit more than I can handle. After a long hard day in the sun I crave something crisp and fresh.  The...

March 25, 2008

Oh how I adore a good green peppercorn sauce. Over a juicy steak, on top of a fillet of fish, oh the options abound! We found a lovely little can of green peppercorns in brine recently. These little...

March 24, 2008

easter bread

It’s Easter Sunday, and as I write this I sit aboard my dad’s 1958 Beechcraft Bonanza bound for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico via Phoenix, James Taylor singing in my ears. The beautiful clear...

March 22, 2008

I love discovering new foods at farmer's markets. Last weekend we discovered purple asparagus. I had never heard of purple asparagus! White, yes, and of course green, but not purple. We were told...

March 21, 2008

"Pssst! Hey, man, you got any of the good stuff? I ask sotto voce. No, I am not looking to buy controlled substances on a seedy street corner. The good stuff I'm looking for are fresh halibut cheeks...

March 20, 2008

When I was a child we'd often visit my maternal grandparents in Sonoma, California. One of my favorite things to do, when I wasn't roaming the back forty on one of my grandpa's horses, was to go...

March 19, 2008

It really disturbs me that I can enjoy dough deep fried in oil to such a great extent. The concept of a doughnut, when you really think about, is quite disgusting. It's fried dough. So, I just don't...

March 18, 2008

When cooking a meal one always uses some sort of seasoning. A special spice, a dash of a secret something from Grandma's recipe, maybe just sea salt and cracked pepper for simplicity. As food is an...

March 17, 2008

You know you have a good book in your hand when time simply evaporates - poof! two hours gone just like that. This is what happened when I boarded my flight from San Francisco to Seattle and cracked...

March 16, 2008

On the eve of Saint Patrick's Day, in order to miss the crazy crowds drunk on green beer (are we officially old!?), our friend kindly opted to prepare us a delicious, nay splendid, Irish-American...

March 12, 2008

Dukkah, or duqqa, (DOO-ka) is an Egyptian mixture of toasted and ground nuts, seeds and spices into which olive oil-dabbed bread is dipped. Apparently dukkah is all the rage Down Under, and reading...

March 10, 2008

While salivating over the latest issue of Saveur (March 2008) I found a recipe for infused rum. In the article the author describes a popular cordial in Madagascar known as The 44. The instructions...

March 9, 2008

The other night, on our way to dinner in the Sunset District of San Francisco, we stumbled upon a wonderful little Russian market. Being from Manhattan, where smoked fish abounds, Barnaby was...

March 8, 2008

The other day I wrote about Zuppa di Vongole and have since been asked how to get clams sand-free. There is nothing worse than tucking into a nice dish of clams only to find yourself chewing on...

March 7, 2008

The other day Barnaby and I decided to check out the new Persian restaurant down the road. Unfortunately, it had been years since I last had Persian food. But that is going to change! Why had I...

March 6, 2008

Mmm...clams. Clam chowder, clambakes, marinated, fried, steamed, stuffed, oh my! However you like them, and wherever you are from, there seems to be a myriad of delicious way to prepare them. Last...

March 5, 2008

In 1973, at the age of 5, my family moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sunriver, a little resort town in Central Oregon just south of Bend. Sunriver is nestled at the feet of the beautiful...

March 4, 2008

Forgive me, mi scusi, but I can no longer remain silent. I have a burning desire to correct those out there who keep saying, "bruSHetta." Please, my friends, it's pronounced broo -SKE - ta. We don't...

March 3, 2008

Trader Vic's Part II: One of my favorite soups at Trader Vic's, actually anywhere, is Bongo Bongo soup. This signature dish is a spinach and oyster purée topped with a dollop of lightly whipped...

March 2, 2008

It's time for a tiki party! Every now and then we love going to Trader Vic's in Palo Alto. If you are unfortunate enough to have never frequented this legendary establishment, then put it on your...

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