These cocktail shots are picnic or party ready Sometimes when a publicist reaches out to me with the “next big thing,” I get that itch of wariness in the back of my brain. But my FOMO always gets the best of me and I usually try whatever they’re pushing. In this case, it was worth […]
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
Wine of the Week: Korbel Sweet Rosé California Champagne by Amy Reiley I received this bottle as a sample from Korbel. Because it’s a California winery with a reputation for producing sparkling wines of consistent quality at value prices, I am always happy to receive one of their samples with the hope that it will […]
Frosting on another level Creme fraiche is one of my food obsessions. If you’ve never cooked with this decadent, slightly sour cream, you’ve been missing out all your life. I thought I’d tried every possible application for creme fraiche…until someone asked if I’d tried creme fraiche frosting.
Sweet Onion Tart makes a simple side dish One of my favorite ingredients of spring are those 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 […]
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Last month I mentioned having the intention of writing a story on Greek white wines for summer. But I got sidetracked when I fell head over heals for one very unique Greek winery. Well, this month, I’m back on track and I’m going to give you the original […]