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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May 20, 2008

I don't like chicken liver. Not at all. But when cooked up with sinful ingredients such as Cognac and heavy cream that artery clogging offal is a whole other thing. Oh, oui, oiu! Last night I...

May 17, 2008

We've suddenly gotten a nice little heat wave here in Seattle. We went from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties in less than 48 hours. And here in the Pacific Northwest when the sun pops out after a...

May 15, 2008

When the weather starts to heat up nothing is better than nice, cold cucumbers. So mild, crisp and freshening on a hot day. They just seem to scream, "Summer!" With so many different varieties out...

May 14, 2008

Oh, wasabi...let me count the ways I love you. In the spring when my sinuses are blocked from allergies you quickly clear them like no nasal spray can. And for that I am deeply and forever grateful....

May 12, 2008

I love oysters on the half shell, but if they're too big and briny they can kinda make me gag. But, the big ones are good for one thing: Oysters Rockefeller. Oysters Rockefeller were created at the...

May 10, 2008

I have a bit of Irish running through my blood so genetically I love potatoes. Baked, gratin, mashed, fried, hash browned, and I will even admit it, Tater Tots. Tonight we're barbecuing with our...

May 9, 2008

There's never a bad time for a roasted chicken. Especially when the weather is still a bit crisp, and you feel like tucking in for the evening and enjoying a good meal. The smell of roasting bird...

May 8, 2008

Brining, the soaking of meat for many hours or days, was traditionally a method for preserving meats. It's a curing process that binds with, or completely removes, the water in the meat in order to...

May 7, 2008

What a delight to discover something new at the market! The other day Barnaby went down to Uwajimaya and stumbled upon a new fruit (to us at least): the Seville sour orange, also known simply as a...

May 5, 2008

tacos

Did you know that most Mexicans do not celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Unless you're from the Mexican state of Puebla, the 5th of May is just like any other ordinary day. Contrary to popular belief,...

May 4, 2008

I have three words for you: Cardamom Crème Brûlée. It's silly how easy it is to make. Just silly! I whipped this up last night to accompany my friend's Indian feast and we danced around the table...

May 2, 2008

Mole

I love Mexican food. So much so that I think I was Mexicana in a previous life. Actually, I say that when I eat just about any food, really. I've been Japanese, French, Italian...you get the...

May 2, 2008

"Get those skinny ones out of here and bring in the short, pudgy ones!" Would that not be great if that is what we heard at Parisian fashion shows? Sigh, how life for women would change. But, alas, I...

April 28, 2008

Before you throw away that stale hunk of bread chop it up and make yourself a beautiful panzanella. Originating from Tuscany, panzanella is a summer salad of tomatoes and bread. It's also referred to...

April 26, 2008

No, that's not vinegar you're drinking, it's kombucha. If you've never heard of kombucha it's a tea that has been fermented from what's known as a "kombucha colony." Now, here's the not-so-appealing...

April 24, 2008

truffles

I love chocolate. Who doesn't! I don't trust anyone who says they don't like chocolate. They're either liars or crazy. Or crazy liars. So the other night at our cooking class,...

April 21, 2008

One of the delicious dishes we created in our Indian cooking class the other night was a chicken curry with cashews. As I said in Part I, the dishes that were prepared were quite easy yet wonderful...

April 19, 2008

The other night Barnaby and I took a break from unpacking (yes, we are still in the throws of settling into our new house) and participated in an Indian cooking class. The 12 student class was taught...

April 15, 2008

After a long hard move  from San Francisco to Seattle, nothing soothed the soul more than a fine bottle of champagne and some good aged goat's milk cheese.  Our dear friend provided the champagne and...

April 10, 2008

Remember the "Freshman 20"? That's how many pounds you'd supposedly gain your freshman year of college after eating at the dormitory cafeteria. One meal comes to mind: Turkey (of the processed...

April 7, 2008

bacon cocktail

Today I found an interesting article in New York Magazine about a "bacon-infused-bourbon-and-maple-syrup cocktail."  Now don't get me wrong. I love bacon. Like top-ten-favorite-...

April 6, 2008

It's going to be a quick one today, folks, because I am furiously packing up the house for our move to Seattle! Before I could drag myself out of bed this morning to commence the dreaded job of...

April 5, 2008

Some people have secrets. I have one, and I'm afraid it's of the deep, dark variety. After a long time deliberating with myself I've decided to share that secret with you. It took me 7 years to...

April 4, 2008

I’m so tired my hair hurts. Barnaby and I are in the process of moving. We’ve all been there. You know how utterly painful and tedious it is. But, after four years we are moving back to Seattle (let...

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...

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