A cocktail layered with aphrodisiacs I’m loving the concept of this gin fizz recipe, invented by cocktail maven Kathy Casey. It was sent to us by Martin Miller’s Gin as a reminder why winter can be the right time for gin. I am intrigued by the gin fizz ingredients because they offer layers of aphrodisiac […]
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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.
Childhood never got sweeter than a chocolate chip cookie. And one of my favorite childhood flavors was the good old Nestlé Toll House cookie bar, the classic cookie recipe spread into a pan and baked like brownies. I decided to bring that favorite back but as an adult cookie bar with a distinctly aphrodisiac twist.
Finding natural ways to get a good night’s sleep Although it isn’t one of our 10 Steps to Sexy, getting enough rest is key to being your most sensual self. But so many factors can get in the way of getting good sleep. That’s why we asked the question, “Do sleep gummies work?”
Every day I make my entire family a “green drink.” And although it started out as green and vegetable heavy, our vegan spinach smoothie has evolved into something pink and intensely fruit flavored. Yes, it still involves spinach but it is more heavy on berries and citrus than green things.
When cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough told me she has a recipe for a Chanterelle and Gruyère Savory Bread Pudding I begged her to let me share it with our readers. What could be more aphrodisiac than a warm, creamy mushroom and melted cheese bread pudding filled with two of my favorite aphrodisiacs? Yes, both […]
This rose water cocktail is the sexiest two-ingredient drink If you’re still not sure what to serve for Valentine’s Day or, if you just need a dazzling but quick cocktail any time of the year, this is hands down the best easy Champagne cocktail to make in a pinch. And with just two ingredients, it […]
These 10 insightful tips for baking with chocolate come from chocolate baking authority Chrysta Wilson, author of Kiss My Bundt: recipes from the award-winning bakery. She wrote these pointers on cooking with chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day, but they’re useful year-round.
A wine valentine to make Valentine’s Day memorable I once was assigned to write a piece for The Daily Meal on the best valentine wine entitled “10 Perfect Wines for Valentine’s Day or any Romantic Occasion“. I selected the wines for the article based on the research of the late Dr. Max Lake, whose research […]
Avocado-Vanilla Bean Dairy Free Pot de Crème – an aphrodisiac experience Delahna Flagg and I wanted to share a recipe from our cookbook, Eat Cake Naked: aphrodisiac desserts to heat up your love life that would give a taste of what our concept of an aphrodisiac dessert is all about. We think this dairy free […]