A warm quinoa salad with complex flavor Quinoa and kale are both wildly popular ingredients. And in both cases, their popularity stems from the ingredient’s health benefits, not its flavor. In fact, on its own, neither ingredient stands as an emblem of seduction. That’s why my quinoa salad focuses on layers of aphrodisiac flavors from […]
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About Amy Reiley
Amy Reiley travels the world pushing aphrodisiacs on the curious, adventurous and lovelorn. Hers is a pleasure-filled career in a rather unusual, culinary niche.
In August 2004, she became the second American to earn a Master of Arts in Gastronomy awarded by France’s culinary temple, Le Cordon Bleu. While at Cordon Bleu, Amy rose to prominence for her work in culinary aphrodisiacs. In 2006, Amy releases her first book, Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook, cementing her role as America’s leading aphrodisiac food authority. Filling a niche in the cookbook market, demand resulted in the book’s second printing less than two years later. (As of November 2016, book is in its fifth printing.)
Through her company, Life of Reiley, Amy has found many avenues to promote her aphrodisiac knowledge and unique take on life’s “consuming passions.” The Eat Something Sexy website, www.eatsomethingsexy.com, and Amy’s monthly e-newsletter, Amy Reiley’s Aphrodisiac of the Month are considered the online authorities on aphrodisiac food history and science. She speaks and consults on the topic and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Nightline and even Playboy TV–you’ll recognize her as the one wearing clothing.
But Amy’s culinary knowledge is not limited to aphrodisiac foods. In June 2005, Reiley was singled out as one of the five best female wine professionals in the world of the year by France’s Wine Women Awards.
An internationally recognized journalist, Amy has shared her food and wine knowledge in such publications as Variety, Sunset, Daily Candy, The Daily Meal, Los Angeles and Las Vegas magazines.
As the creator of Amy Reiley’s Pocket Vineyard in 1999, Amy quickly established her place in this male dominated industry by introducing the world to the first comprehensive wine app for PDA’s. In 2001 she launched the companion program, Amy Reiley’s Pocket Gourmet, lauded by Newsweek as the first of its kind. Both the Pocket Vineyard and Pocket Gourmet were named two of Worth Magazine’s “must have” apps in 2002.
Amy’s second book, Chile Aphrodisia by Rio Nuevo press, was released in June 2006. Her other books include Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods and The Love Diet. In addition to writing, Amy speaks and consults on various food and wine topics. She also runs Life of Reiley’s boutique publishing company. Her publishing successes include bestselling baking book Kiss My Bundt: recipes from the award-winning bakery. Amy’s latest book, Eat Cake Naked: aphrodisiac desserts to heat up your love life, co-authored by nutrition expert Delahna Flagg, became an Amazon bestseller in its first week.
Entries by Amy Reiley
A chicken stew with a taste of the tropics Coconut is a hot topic in the health food realm. And while nutritionists clash on whether or not the oil of coconut is beneficial for health, I think everyone would agree that coconut itself brings some nutritional benefits to the table. Certainly, there is evidence of […]
The history of wine and seduction The elixir of Bacchus… The world’s last legal intoxicant… Wine has long been considered the liquid precursor to sensual pleasure. Popular thinking associates the loss of inhibition brought on by all forms of alcohol with wild, Bacchanalian revelry.
A recipe for scallops for a romantic dinner We spotted a this photo from the U.K.’s Watercress Website promoting their Valentine’s Day menu and we begged to have the recipe. This recipe for scallops with, (of course), watercress is so beautiful, so romantic and so sexy we cannot resist–and we don’t think anyone else will be […]
A massage oil with a sensual impact Indian Spice Love Oil is a massage and bath oil designed for romance. Manufactured by Good Clean Love, this oil for couples is designed to respond to each user’s unique body chemistry. How does it work?
Why Rhône Valley Syrah is a romantic wine There are many ways you can define a romantic wine. It could be a wine with a suggestive name or label. Marilyn Wines would like you to think so. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the Velvet Collection.) Or maybe it’s a special occasion wine, […]
Tips for a no-fail romantic dinner As an authority on aphrodisiac foods, I’m asked the same question by both professional chefs and home cooks: What’s the best thing to put on a Valentine’s Day menu? The key to a successful Valentine’s Day dinner My advice is simple and perhaps a little surprising. First of all, […]
These 10 insightful tips for baking with chocolate–one of my favorite aphrodisiac ingredients–come from the chocolate expert I dubbed “The Bundt Babe,” Chrysta Wilson, author of Kiss My Bundt. Wilson believes that the day of love should be a day to celebrate our love of sweets. Her are her suggestions for stirring up a little romance […]
The magic of a Champagne cocktail I created this Champagne cocktail recipe for a Valentine’s Day promotion at a Los Angeles hotel. I received reports from the hotel staff that it was a “sure thing” when served to sweeties. So I was sure to share the recipe in my cookbook, Romancing the Stove. A blush-pink […]