You may have heard the hype about a healing drink called bone broth. Of course, as the name implies, bone broth is made from animal bones. This means the benefits of bone broth are exclusive to meat eaters, unless you can create a vegetarian alternative or even a vegan bone broth.
Author Archive for: Amy Reiley
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
I adore pea tendrils for their little corkscrew stems and tiny flower buds clinging to the vines. But mostly, I think, I enjoy these tender greens because the short window of opportunity to enjoy their unique flavor only comes once a year. What are pea tendrils? Tender pea greens are among the gifts of springtime […]
One of my favorite ingredients of spring are big, juicy sweet onions. You know the kind, the ones that are so mild in flavor that you can eat them like apples. Typically, I’ll use them raw in salads and on burgers. But this year I bought so many I didn’t know what to do. Enter […]
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley You may have heard it mentioned that the grapes for a wine were grown at a high elevation. But what does “high altitude wine” mean for the wine in your glass? Does altitude effect wine?
Chrysta Wilson is a baker famous for her bundt cakes. But this chef also knows her way around a good breakfast. (Check out her Pumpkin Spice Pancake recipe.) This overnight steel cut oats in a crockpot is her answer to a breakfast on the run. And we think it is the best overnight oatmeal recipe […]
We originally published these knife recommendations in 2007 and figured we were due for an update. I’ve actually kept (almost) all of my original knife recommendations. These are still solid knife choices and represent good value. The relationship between home cooks and their knives is a funny thing. Every home cook needs them. But few […]
Clam is our #5 food choice for men’s health If you thought the correlation between clams and sex was all off-color jokes, think again. Those who are wondering, “Are clams good for you?” may be surprised to discover the health benefits of clams. It’s incredible, how beneficial these shellfish are when it comes to health, […]
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with many skilled chefs. And without Chef Annette Tomei, I would never know how to make a great risotto. I’m sharing her recipe for Risotto with Italian Sausages, not as much for the ingredients but the technique. The key to this or […]
The world seems to be obsessed with food in a bowl. You might also know this trend as a Buddha Bowl. But since the name has absolutely nothing to do with Buddha, I prefer just sticking to the simpler name of “bowl,” or in this case, chicken bowl. More on this later… An easy chicken […]