When we were writing our cookbook, Eat Cake Naked, Delahna Flagg and I wanted to come up with a cake for all the bacon lovers in our lives–and there are many! But we wanted to come up with a way to use bacon in a dessert that didn’t involve chocolate. So we came up with […]
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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.
This year, most of us have no choice but to break with tradition. Our Holiday celebrations will be smaller. And perhaps we won’t be seeing family or friends who live far away. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still need a Friendsgiving cocktail. And since you’re probably already loading up on stuffing, potatoes and cranberry […]
I lifted the idea of using Arborio rice to make a variation on congee, a Chinese rice porridge, from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. The topping, however is all my own. When faced with a mountain of Thanksgiving leftovers, I thought back to that rice porridge recipe and knew that turkey congee was going to […]
When it comes to keeping wine cold, I’ve tried it all. From the Corksicle to a thermal wine bottle koozie, Some are fairly good wine coolers but in general, I’ve had varying success with wine gadgets. And then I was asked to try the Vinglacé wine chiller. I’m now convinced is the world’s best wine cooler. […]
Did you know that cranberries are aphrodisiac? This time of year, I get cranberries on the brain. I LOVE cranberries. (And did you know that cranberries are aphrodisiac?) Each year, a friend from the Plymouth area–that’s right, like the Pilgrims–sends us berries from their family’s bogs. They’re beautiful berries, sometimes of several varieties. I try […]
Many of us have uplifting memories of a steaming cup of hot cocoa served to us as a child. Perhaps it came from a powdery packet with mini marshmallows added in. Or perhaps your mother stood over the stove with a bar of chocolate and a pan of milk, stirring until the melting bar turned […]
Winter cocktails are one of my favorite drinks categories. They’re the drinks version of comfort food. I particularly love a recipe for a hot cocktail that walks the line between decadent and refreshing. And I found everything I wanted in this spiked apple cider recipe from Partida Tequila. Love hot chocolate cocktails? Don’t miss this […]
You think you know avocado toast? True, this humble breakfast with avocado has become a staple on the menus of America’s most hip hotels and restaurants. But I’ll bet you’ve never experienced a recipe for avocado toast quite like mine. Not so sure? Try it and I think you might even say it’s the best […]
A gin cocktail for the winter months We’re always looking for creative ways to use warming spices like ginger in our cooking. So when the makers of Jaisalmer Gin offered us this ginger and rosemary-infused twist on a gin gimlet recipe, we knew immediately that we had to share this cocktail recipe.