Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley My goal in enjoying wine has never been to get drunk (okay, maybe once). But I most definitely enjoy that giddy feeling that comes with the first few sips from a flute of Champagne. You might be surprised to learn, (or maybe not), that there have been several studies […]
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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
When I find a great cookie recipe, I make it over and over. And although these raspberry linzer cookies take a little extra work, they belong in the keeper file.
Creamy smoked salmon pasta Who knows pasta better than the The National Pasta Association? That’s what we thought when they sent us this Smoked Salmon Pasta recipe. (One taste and we’ll bet you’re going to agree.) But what we love best about this dish isn’t the pasta, it’s the light spin they’ve put on cream […]
Aka Better than Sex Chocolate Cake If you need a no-stress, never fails, go-to Holiday, pot-luck or party dessert, this is it. I swear! Before I perfected my made-from-scratch cake baking skills, this was the only chocolate cake recipe I would trust for a special occasion.
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley As little as fifteen years ago, it would have been very unlikely to see Malbec singled out for a wine feature. Until recent years, the varietal was best recognized as one of the blending grapes used to make great Bordeaux. But in the late twentieth century, Argentina adopted Malbec […]
I was contacted by Hood River Distillers, proposing that I try their new “aphrodisiac vodka.” And eve n though I know that all vodka is historically aphrodisiac, I just had to know what made this distillation so special. Turns out, it’s ginger vodka. That’s all I needed to hear. But what I still needed to […]
I had a conversation with my brother about a year ago that inspired me to learn everything I could about salt for cooking. He said he read an article revealing that all the fancy salts taste alike, so it is foolish to bother with anything other than plain old iodized table salt, such as Morton’s. […]
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley It seems unfathomable but every state in the union has at least one commercial winery. Perhaps some of them should not but one that deserves more attention is Colorado. It has many of the attributes needed for growing fine wine, ample land, a great history and knowledge of farming, […]
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I’ve been up to my elbows in batter of late, publishing the cookbook of Kiss My Bundt, a bundt cake bakery in Los Angeles. One of the offshoots of this project has been conducting bundt cake and wine pairing classes with the bakery’s owner and one of my favorite […]