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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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...

March 1, 2008

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Prior to my move from Japan back to the U.S. there were a few necessities that I felt I could just not leave without. Quintessential Japanese items: A string of pearls (every girl needs a good...

February 29, 2008

I usually crave cheese more than I do sweets, but when my sweet tooth rears its ugly fang it's usually for some form of chocolate. Specifically cake. I'll look at Barnaby and ask," Did...

February 28, 2008

Welcome to the world of black lemons! If you've never had the opportunity to try these Middle Eastern goodies go to World Spice Merchants and order some. They're completely dried and look inedible,...

February 27, 2008

Do you ever get tired of having rice, potatoes or pasta as your side dish? Why not try couscous? The "rice" of North Africa, couscous is used in many delicious dishes and prepared in a variety of...

February 26, 2008

I stepped into Bakery Nouveau and, as I wiped the drool from my chin, my eyes fell upon them - gasp, mon dieu! - les macarons. These are not coconut macaroons, mon cher. While I adore a good coconut...

February 24, 2008

No, he's not a famous chef. It's Oscar night!!! Which really has nothing to do with Bolognese, other than the fact that Barnaby created the most delicious sugo di carne today. In preparation for our...

February 22, 2008

Have you ever seen those humongous looking grapefruits and said to yourself, "What is that!?" It's called a pomelo and it looks like a grapefruit on steroids - they can weigh up to 25 pounds and...

February 21, 2008

The clean, crisp air of Seattle, with its slightly salty breeze, calls for a meal of fresh fish. Luckily, it's quite easy to find good sushi-grade fish in the Emerald City. Just head to the market...

February 20, 2008

This is such an easy recipe for peas, and a nice change to the ordinary steamed preparation. Fresh mint adds a boost of flavor and a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of the peas. And, you won't...

February 19, 2008

Every now and then Barnaby and I pop up to Victoria, British Columbia. One summer we sailed our boat, Miss Eulie, across the Straight of Juan de Fuca (hello, Dramamine) and moored in front of the...

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...

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