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.

Cheers!

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

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August 28, 2008

My mother's friend brought the seeds of these beautiful runner beans back from Italy sometime last year, and they were finally harvested. I have to admit, I kinda like the idea of her secreting...

August 27, 2008

I really want to like healthy bread. Especially the types that I refer to as "bird seed" bread: spelt, sprouted wheat, uber-whole grain packed with nuts and seeds and everything short of wood pulp....

August 26, 2008

Is there a better gift that a food writer could give us food lovers than a year-long diary of what he (or she) cooks and eats? I think not. But that is precisely what British writer, Nigel Slater,...

August 25, 2008

Peaches, peaches, peaches! They're everywhere right now, and that makes me feel downright peachy (sorry, I couldn't resist). We recently purchased a flat of beautiful yellow peaches, and every day...

August 24, 2008

Heirloom tomatoes are worth their often-expensive price. Deep red, orange, yellow, green, black (dark purple red), these tomatoes always make the most beautiful arrangement. The best thing about...

August 23, 2008

Photo: Brandi Sims, CC License There are certain snacks and treats that take me back to my childhood. One such treat are graham crackers. I loved to snap them on their perforated edges and dip the...

August 22, 2008

Mieng Kum

Do you ever have a craving for something, but you just can't seem to put your taste bud on it? Not sure if you want something salty, sweet, sour or spicy? Maybe you want it all! If so, then I...

August 21, 2008

I love tea. Actually, I think I prefer it to coffee, but don't tell my fellow Seattleites that or I'll be hung from the nearest Starbuck's. I used to be able to find my favorite teas from Murchie's...

August 20, 2008

You all have been enjoying the limoncello recipe so much I thought I'd stay on the Italian train and give you another tasty treat. Bomboloni are the Italian version of doughnuts - without the holes...

August 19, 2008

limoncello

When life throws you lemons make limoncello! The first time I had limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) was years ago in Sorrento, a charming sea town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy known for it’s...

August 18, 2008

Oh, we dined with such guiltless pleasure last night at La Spiga's Ferragosto event. It was a sweltering hot evening (by Seattle's standards), so we were thankful for the big round table on the airy...

August 17, 2008

Grilled Tuna With Mango Salsa

I don't know what's better in this dish: the fresh tuna or the mango salsa? The fresh-from-the-sea albacore tuna loin we purchased stayed so moist and tender during grilling, often times a...

August 16, 2008

Sure, you can buy crackers, but what fun is there in that? You have to get in the car, waste expensive gas getting to the store, find parking, decide among the fifty million brands of mass-produced...

August 15, 2008

Photo courtesy of LookatLao In 1989 I studied in the beautiful medieval Tuscan town of Siena, Italy. I quickly fell in love with everything Italian, especially the food and wine. Fluffy gnocchi as...

August 13, 2008

I don't usually review products, and generally I'm not one to get suckered into kitchen gadgets, but this product is worth the touting. I've seen Jamie use his Flavour Shaker on his show Jamie At...

August 12, 2008

I was asked the other night how long you are supposed to cook crab. Good question! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have cooked and cleaned plenty of crab, yet I had never considered that it...

August 11, 2008

Croquettes, or in Spanish croquetas, are small, lightly breaded fritters that are deep fried. A common variety in Spain is the potato and ham croquette, or croquetas de patatas y jamon. Fluffy and...

August 10, 2008

Centuries ago, along the trade route known as the Silk Road, merchants from remote and mysterious ports such as Turkey, India, and China, traded exotic silks and priceless spices for jewels and gold...

August 9, 2008

In Chinese culture the sharing of food with family and friends is an expression of the love they share with one another. One of my favorite types of Chinese cuisine is dim sum. In Cantonese, dim sum...

August 8, 2008

A few weeks ago I dined at the famous The Slanted Door in San Francisco, an upscale yet relaxed, modern Vietnamese restaurant that's housed in the city's historic Ferry Building. With floor to...

August 6, 2008

At 2 a.m. this morning, after a long 4-day sail from Newport, Oregon, we finally pulled our boat into Elliott Bay Marina. I had never been out on the open water and it was a bit unnerving. Not that...

August 5, 2008

When I was a wee little girl I had a nightmare about a monster whose face looked like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Strange, I know. The funny thing is, you'd think the horror would've turned me...

August 4, 2008

I'm not the gambling type, but when we saw Clams Casino on the menu at The Oceanaire, I thought it was definitely something I could bet on. It's funny, I had never heard of Clams Casino, and in the...

August 3, 2008

banana cake with savory coconut sauce

I wish I could have shared this dessert with you. If you are lucky enough to be in Seattle, then head over to Monsoon for your own taste. Their menu changes daily, so if it's not listed, then...

August 2, 2008

Irish girl here loves her potatoes, so whenever I go to a tapas restaurant I am sure to order a traditional Spanish tortilla. Other than its name, the Spanish tortilla has nothing in common with the...

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