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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January 28, 2008

For the last 8 years we have attended the Sundance Film Festival and have seen it grow from just a few thousand attendees to about 50K this year. It's always a wonderful adventure seeing artistic...

January 26, 2008

Save your mother! That's what you'll need to do if you want to make your own vinegar from wine. The mother, or Mother of Vinegar, is that slimy film that forms in vinegars and is needed much the same...

January 26, 2008

Usually salad rolls are eaten as appetizers, but I love to make them with various fillings and serve them as the main entrée with different dipping sauces. The delicate rice paper wrappers can be...

January 25, 2008

We definitely eat more fish than beef, but I was feeling unavoidable carnivorous so I thought I would make simple Thai-style skewers. I was also secretly craving the easy clean-up of BBQing! The...

January 24, 2008

decadent chocolate chip cookies

In 1994, my mom's best friend, and my "spiritual" mother, Ann Wall Frank wrote a fabulously hilarious little cookbook titled Cooking For Your Evil Twin: Devilishly Tempting Recipes for...

January 22, 2008

One of the things I love about Thai food is the gentle balance of spicy, sweet and sour flavors. This is one of my favorite salads any time of the year. It's easy to make and is so crisp and fresh...

January 21, 2008

Risotto is a difficult and time consuming dish to make, one that all too easily results in a heavy, mushy glob. A good deal of patience is required to stand at the stove for half an hour and...

January 20, 2008

I love all types of books. I guess you could classify me as a voracious reader. I also tend to buy books faster than I can read them (darn you, Amazon.com 1-Click!). There is one type of book,...

January 18, 2008

I know I should, but I don't always eat breakfast. So on those days when I get my morning latte at Starbuck's I'm tempted to get a bran muffin; hoping it will be a healthy hold-me-until-lunch...

January 17, 2008

I mentioned before the items I inherited from my Grandmother's kitchen. One of these items happened to be a Presto Pressure Cooker, in quite good shape actually. When I opened it I found a Recipe...

January 16, 2008

The last two years my grandmother would always say to me, "Now, you better put your name on whatever you want before I go." And I always responded with, "Oh, grandma," not wanting to think of this...

January 15, 2008

When there's crab in the house there are no left-overs. Really, I can eat my body weight in these critters. But we actually had a bunch of meat remaining and I was at a loss for what to make. I didn'...

January 14, 2008

I lived in Japan for three years. I wish that I had at least once dragged my body out of bed at 3:00 a.m., taken the one hour train ride to downtown Tokyo and gone to the world famous Tsukiji Fish...

January 13, 2008

We were in our local Draeger's Market the other day and sampled an oil I'd never heard of: Argan oil. Argan trees grow exclusively in southwestern Morocco and, as I found out later, are endangered...

January 11, 2008

My first attempt at marmalade proved successful! I did alter the recipe a bit so if you'd like to follow suit here's what I did: 2.5 C kumquats thinly sliced and seeded ( I was just shy of 3 cups,...

January 8, 2008

While in Napa last weekend I gathered a few handfuls of kumquats from our friend's grandmother's tree. My own grandmother had a small potted kumquat tree and growing up I loved to pop the so...

January 4, 2008

We are having near-hurricane weather here in the Bay Area so I've decided to stay indoors and break in the beautiful new shiny red Kitchen Aid mixer that Barnaby got me for Christmas. Let's hope the...

January 3, 2008

Fix a "Sticky" Pan

Don't you just hate when you've finally gotten your favorite little omelette pan perfectly seasoned only to have it get that sticky, tacky feel? You scrub and scrub and it comes off, but you also...

January 2, 2008

dungeness crab

On our way back from an enjoyable 2-day retreat at the Real Del Mar in Mexico we stopped by Point Loma Seafoods (an in-the-marina fish market in San Diego) to buy provisions for our New Year's...

January 2, 2008

champagne

What rings in the New Year better than a splendid champagne and some fine caviar? We started our celebrations with this delicious little appetizer thoughtfully prepared by Barnaby. Little 1.5"...

December 17, 2007

Organic Food Delivered by Sustainable Transportation

Commitment to the Earth and to their community got Ken Wetherell, Neil Robinson and Kwah Waadabi (ardent members at Portland, Oregon's People's Food Co-op) thinking about new ways to move...

December 17, 2007

Feed your brain, feed the hungry

Calling all philanthropic wordsmiths! Channel your inner Merriam-Webster and fill rice bowls for the hungry. FreeRice.com, sister site of Poverty.com, and in participation with the United Nation's...

December 14, 2007

It's cold outside and the fire's going, you'd think I'd want a nice hot soup. But, no, I want ceviche! Normally I think of this as a warm-weather dish: chilled, citrusy, something you'd eat al fresco...

December 13, 2007

I always wanted to like these diminutive cabbages as a child, but the moment I popped one in my mouth it invariably found its way right back onto the plate (or napkin). Pretty. I'm amazed at how many...

December 12, 2007

harissa

Update: check out our 2008 Top Ten Homemade Gift Idea list. It's even better! 'Tis the season! I so look forward to the holidays. It's my favorite time of year, but as we all know it can...

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