I love cooking with cranberries. They’re among the most challenging berries to use. But they are hearty, (you can store fresh cranberries in your refrigerator for weeks). And they have one of the most distinctive and interesting flavors of all the winter fruits. This is why I particularly like baking with cranberries. And this cranberry […]
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
A simple crab cocktail with big flavor To me, a great recipe for a romantic dinner, (or any dinner) should involve simplicity in the preparation and balance in the final flavor. When my friend and cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough showed me her recipe for a sent Five-Spice Crab Cocktail, I begged her to let […]
When you think of beautiful wine country, Tuscany is probably one of those places that come to mind. But this Italian paradise isn’t just about stunning landscapes and romantic villas. As a wine region, Tuscany is one of the best in the world. Here’s what you need to know about Tuscan wines to help you […]
The Manhattan is a classic, American cocktail. It was invented, as you can guess, in New York City. The original Manhattan recipe called for rye, vermouth and bitters. And now we’ve got your perfect Manhattan recipe for celebrating the holiday season.
A potent Death Wish Coffee Cocktail recipe This caffeinated cocktail recipe comes to us from Death Wish Coffee. We recently featured their potent coffee beans and we just might be addicted to their high octane java. (Death Wish claims their coffee is said to be the strongest in the world.) Here they make a highly caffeinated, […]
A two-ingredient cranberry recipe Once rolled in sugar then dried, these sugared cranberries develop a slightly crunchy, candy shell. But the berries retain their bright, jewel-tone hue and soft flesh underneath the candy coating. Best of all, this easy candied cranberry recipe only requires two ingredients, just fresh cranberries and ordinary, granulated sugar.
Homemade gifts are often the best presents. They show you not only care but that you took the time to give your love something unique. And we’ve found a gift that says I love you in a special way…with chocolate. Handstand Kitchen’s hot chocolate bomb mold is a roadmap to homemade goodness, (with easy-to-follow instructions).
If you’re a woman, wine can be good for your sex life? Absolutely! Sure, we all know what happens with overconsumption but glass or two a few times per week can be beneficial both to heart health and sexual health. In this article, we’ll explore wine for women and the ways it may be beneficial […]
Gnudi is a light, pillowy variation on gnocchi. It’s pronounced, “nudie.” For that reason alone, this spinach and ricotta gnudi recipe is a popular dish around our office. And today we’re sharing our favorite version with this easy recipe for gnudi. But what is gnudi, exactly?