An easy seafood recipe for a romantic dinner Chef and cookbook author Diane Brown loves to spend a Sunday visiting the fishmonger and cooking up the catch of the day. One of her favorite things to make is this recipe for cockles, mussels and clams because it’s a one-pot dish. The liquid inside the shellfish […]
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
My mother, (Eat Something Sexy editor Ronie Reiley), and I have been making this drink for years, sans any set recipe. It’s just something we throw together for guests. We call it our “beach drink.” But over the years we’ve received a surprising number of requests for our drink recipe. Quite frankly, we were embarrassed […]
This grilled and raw corn salad is a salad for the sensualist. It is layered with textures from the softness and char of grilled corn to the sweet crunch of the raw, the slippery leaves of wild arugula and, best of all, the burst of tiny finger lime pearls.
Hot chocolate is a drink most often served to children, as a treat to warm up from the cold. But what if you layer your drink with sensual, exotic spices, aphrodisiac dark chocolate pieces and even a hint of chile pepper? Well, then you have a spiced hot chocolate drink that’s a treat for grownups.
This Caprese salad with cherry tomatoes recipe comes to us from Christina Barrueta. She is one of our favorite freelance food & beverage writers covering the Southwest. She is also the creator of the award-winning Arizona-based food blog WriteOnRubee.com. She recently tried serving this salad recipe on a romantic picnic for two. The dish was […]
I created this tofu chocolate mousse recipe when I was pregnant with my first child. I wanted chocolate and I wanted something really sweet and I wanted it in lieu of breakfast, lunch and dinner. But as anyone who has been pregnant (and anyone with common sense) knows, nutrition is of utmost importance when you’re […]
A giant meatballs recipe with a surprise in every bite When chef and a self-described food history nerd, Chrysta Wilson told me she created a dish inspired by the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II, my first thought was, “This will never work for an aphrodisiac foods website.” But then I saw her […]
I love this burger recipe. Designed to take your average burger and transform it into something potentially aphrodisiac, I managed to create what I consider to be the perfect burger recipe. Because I use bison instead of beef, this buffalo burger recipe is lean yet flavorful. And as for that aphrodisiac ingredient? You will not […]
If you’re trying to spend this year enjoying life more, learning something new or simply expanding your horizons, then we have some news for you. You can now armchair travel your way to Champagne and become a Champagne expert — for free! (Champagne not included.)