Nothing beats the smell of homemade cookies. That’s especially true of cookies made with sweet almond and earthy, dark chocolate. These chocolate almond cookies are sure to seduce your senses from the moment they go in the oven until the last crumb is licked from the cookie jar. An almost healthy cookie recipe I’m not […]
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
Why scallops are among the 10 best foods for women’s health Scallops are sexy, that’s undeniable. But there’s more to our favorite seafood for women than a delicate flavor and slippery sensuality. And that’s nutrition. Prepare to be impressed by scallops nutrition. For starters, scallops are high protein and low fat. Without question, scallops are […]
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 […]
I’m always on the lookout for a good lobster recipe. And when I saw this recipe for a lobster stew, the decadence and simplicity made me instantly crave this luxury comfort food. I wish I could take credit for this hearty and fairly healthy stew recipe. But it comes from a family-owned winery in Sonoma […]
You don’t need a whole turkey or ham to present as the centerpiece of your holiday meal. This sausage-stuffed Kabocha squash recipe is as, if not more, impressive than a traditional turkey. I recommend it as a vegan main course for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is beautiful, rich in flavor and satisfying without being heavy. […]
My Friendsgiving cocktail recipe 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 […]
Made popular during the late nineteenth century, absinthe was the aphrodisiac of La Belle Époque. It was portrayed as a psychoactive drug and the alcoholic drink of choice among some of the greatest European and American artists of the time, from Oscar Wilde to Vincent Van Gogh. But the spirit was banned in most Western […]
Kale might be one of the most overused foods of the decade. But it is used in everything from quiche to stuffing for good reason. Kale is one of the most nutritious foods in the produce aisle. Finding fresh and appealing uses for it is the trick. This kale salad with cranberries and persimmons is […]
As the days draw closer to Thanksgiving, every wine lover in America is going to start to think about wine pairing with turkey. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegan or a devotee of red meat, on this one day of the year, you will probably sit down at a table that features a roasted, or […]