This is a salad for the sensualist. It is layered with textures from the softness and char of grilled corn to the sweet crunch of the raw, the slippery leaves of wild arugula and, best of all, the burst of tiny finger lime pearls. (Finger lime is a type of citrus native to Australia. It’s […]
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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
Most of us could use a little break from the walls that we’ve stared at for months. So we’ve gathered information from both the travel world and our nation’s top infectious disease experts to give you solid advice on how to travel safely and plan a romantic getaway to help you recharge and renew.
Moonshine is an aphrodisiac? Well, we don’t exactly have a wealth of folkloric history pointing to this truth. But, in essence, all alcohol is aphrodisiac (consumed in moderation). Which means moonshine can be confirmed as aphrodisiac. (Learn more about the aphrodisiac potential of moonshine.)
In an age of craft cocktails, one of the best recognized drinks has gotten the shaft. While recipes for drinks infused with flowers and layered with exotic juices get passed from Mixologist to cocktail lover, the Daiquiri recipe just collects dust on the shelf.
Baking bars from a premium, American chocolate company Scharffen Berger built a name as a leading, artisan chocolate company based in the U.S.A. The company was founded in 1997 by winemaker John Sharffenberger and chocolate authority Robert Steinberg. (Incidentally, the company was acquired by Hershey’s in 2005. However Sharffen Berger stays active in the company, […]
Lamb skewers to feed your lover This recipe comes to us from Sara Lewis, chef and author of Cooking from the Garden. I loved this lamb recipe at first glance. Something like these lamb skewers are always fun to hand feed to your lover. When I first read the recipe, I was swept away by […]
Make your own Aperol Spritz – it’s easy! The simple Prosecco cocktail known as the Aperol Spritz is an Italian classic. And it blends two of my favorite things: sparkling wine and simplicity.
A vegan farro recipe for every season This farro salad recipe is a grain salad you can work into your recipe rotation any time of the year. Although it’s an exceptionally healthy recipe, what’s really remarkable about this farro recipe the robust flavor–not to mention a variety of textures to tempt even more senses.
Therapy for your lips When I came upon a couple of hipsters passing out free chapstick called Lip Freak at an event, I hesitated to grab a tube. Do I want hipster lips, I asked myself. But then I leaned in as close as I dared and saw the sexy, scarlet pouts on the ladies […]