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.


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

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Posts by Sheri Wetherell

May 18, 2021

Cedar Planked Harissa Salmon

If you’re a salmon lover, chances are you’ve been awaiting the arrival of Copper River salmon with bated breath. The season opens today, so the anticipation is over! There are three...

May 12, 2021

 Walnut Nettle Pesto

Stinging nettles are one of the most abundant and nutritional plants to forage this time of year. Though gloves are needed to pick these prickly plants, the risk of a sting is worth it (though some...

April 22, 2021

Herb Jam

All too often, the tops and stems of herbs and vegetables are tossed in the trash or compost, but these gems are not only edible they’re loaded with flavor and nutrients! Carrot, beet, radish,...

November 13, 2020

Slow cooker borscht

It may be Friday the 13th but there’s nothing scary about these deliciously warming soup and stew recipes! From meaty beef and lamb stews to vegetarian minestrone and bean-based soups you...

September 24, 2020

Eggs Benedict

Some say we should eat like a king/queen in the morning, a prince/princess in the afternoon, and a pauper at dinner. If you like to load up in the morning, then the following sweet and savory...

September 17, 2020

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Fall is on the horizon. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we can feel the subtle shifts in temperature that indicate cold weather is lurking just around the corner; nights are cooler, mornings no longer...

September 15, 2020

white chicken chili

These last days of summer, we find ourselves stuck inside due to the raging fires that are consuming our lands here in the Pacific Northwest. In a single day, the smoke blew in, creating Fall-like...

July 7, 2020

Plum Upside-Down Cake

Would you ever think to put mayonnaise in brownies? How about Chocolate Cake or Sticky Toffee Pudding? In THE DUKE’S MAYONNAISE COOKBOOK: 75 Recipes Celebrating the Perfect Condiment,...

April 30, 2020

We love a good traditional street taco, but it’s also fun to play around with different ingredients and methods of composing (that is, turn a taco into a casserole!) to create something new and...

April 23, 2020

Mini Shepherd's Pie

You can easily make this Shepherd’s Pie with fresh ground lamb, but the leftover Easter leg of lamb we had in the freezer was perfect for this dish (#QuarantineCuisine is all about using up...

April 20, 2020

Roast Veg with Smashed Peas and Herb Sauce

I tried to do keto - it didn’t work for me. I love fruit, vegetables, and grains too much. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been eating a mostly whole-grain, plant-based (aka WGPB) diet...

March 24, 2020

arroz caldo recipe, filipino chicken rice soup

During this unprecedented time of sheltering in place due to the coronavirus, I find myself even more focused on cooking healthy and comforting meals for my family and creatively stretching what we...

March 5, 2020

hand sanitizer

Thanks to the coronavirus COVID-19, sanitizers of all types are flying off the shelves. Here's how you can make homemade hand sanitizer! First, a note on hand sanitizers: alcohol-based sanitizers...

January 31, 2020

Keto Dip: Buffalo Bill's Chicken Dip

Want an easier way to tack the keto diet? Check out The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO COOKBOOK by Stephanie and William Laska. Their approach to the diet is refreshingly simple (no mindbending macro...

January 21, 2020

30-Minute Keto Ham and Cheese Pockets from Keto Comfort Foods

Giving up carbs doesn’t mean you have to give up the comforting carb-o-licious foods you enjoy like pizza, pretzels, and even cake. Sam Dillard of does it again with her latest...

December 20, 2019

Beef Wellington

Get even more Christmas recipes in our Christmas Pinterest Board! Happy holidays to you and yours. Beef Wellington Contributed to Foodista by StreetSMart Kitchen Smoked Porchetta Loin Contributed...

December 18, 2019

Sweet Potato Pear Latkes

Citrus Honey Glazed Salmon with Green Beans and Cipollini Onions Tarragon Chicken with Peas and Wild Rice Contributed to Foodista by Michele Morris Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket Or, for a...

November 25, 2019

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Red Wine-Soaked Figs and Vegan Buttercream

Pumpkin pie is a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s not always everyone’s favorite. If you’re looking for an alternative to the classic, try one of these decadent gluten-...

November 22, 2019

Oven Roasted Turkey

Whether you’re looking for classic dishes or updated twists on the old standards, you’re sure to find something from these 50 delicious Thanksgiving recipes that everyone at the table...

November 13, 2019

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

For many, being on a gluten-free and/or a dairy-free diet is a medical necessity. More and more people are diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and food...

November 6, 2019

Festive Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Recipe

The holiday season is officially upon us, which, for many, is synonymous with the baking season! The one book you need to guide you through the holidays - and virtually every occasion - is Creative...

November 1, 2019

Sticky Chicken Thighs with Ginger and Garlic from SKILLET LOVE

Every home cook needs a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet in their toolbox. I call it the most versatile skillet as it’s perfect for every meal and can go from the stovetop, oven, grill - even...

October 8, 2019

Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup (gluten-free, keto, paleo)

On a recent mushroom foraging trip we scored about a pound each of oyster and chanterelle mushrooms. And what better meal to prepare after a chilly day in the damp woods than a hot bowl of creamy...

September 27, 2019

slow cooker split pea soup

Though much of the country is still experiencing summer temperatures, here in the Pacific Northwest we are solidly into Fall weather. Sweaters, rain boots, and umbrellas have been dusted off and are...

September 20, 2019

Hungry for Words episode 2: Andrea Nguyen

Welcome to episode 2 of the Hungry for Words podcast starring best-selling author and chef Kathleen Flinn. In this episode, Kathleen talks to noted Vietnamese food writer, chef, and author Andrea...