A vanilla vodka recipe flavored with fresh squeezed juice It all started one rare Friday night when I wasn’t in the mood for wine. I rummaged through the cupboards and found an unopened bottle of vanilla vodka. What would blend with it? I don’t happen to have a vanilla vodka recipe up my sleeve. But, […]
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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.
Entries by Amy Reiley
Try this healthy bowl recipe for dinner tonight 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 […]
This might be the best book on aphrodisiac foods ever written I originally wrote this review in 2004. Since then, I’ve probably purchased at least 30 more books on the history of food as an aphrodisiac–I also wrote five aphrodisiac cookbooks in that time(!) Despite all that I’ve read and learned, I still believe that […]
An easy and vegan spinach smoothie Every day I make my entire family a “green drink.” And although it started out as green and vegetable heavy, our vegan spinach smoothie has evolved into something pink and intensely fruit flavored. Yes, it still involves spinach but it is more heavy on berries and citrus than green […]
Homemade soda bread is surprisingly simple With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of Irish soda bread. Actually, I was taught this homemade soda bread recipe by the owner of a sweet little pub in southwest Ireland. I was surprised to learn just how easy it is to […]
If the Irish people are known for one contribution to the food and wine world, it’s their whiskey. So you know any Irish cocktail recipe is probably going to feature whiskey.
A traditional Irish potato recipe gets a modern day makeover I adapted this modern interpretation of an Irish potato recipe from Myrtle Allen’s Cooking at Ballymaloe House: Featuring 100 Recipes from Ireland’s Most Famous Guest House. I love this book and the recipes in it. But classic Irish recipes tend to be heavy and may […]
The excitement of discovering a new wine The choice of what to write each month is based largely on my personal experiences. That is true more so today than when I started this Woman on Wine column seventeen years ago. That’s because my time to indulge in wine tastings grows ever shorter as the demands […]
The toast craze At what point did toast become a craze to eclipse the cupcake or food in a bowl? Though I searched the internet, I was unable to pinpoint the exact moment toast was elevated to gourmet status. Most people serve theirs smeared with smashed avocado. Chef Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites transforms bread into […]