Discovering the best bites in NYC Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei Sorry about the unintentional summer vacation from writing Eat and Tell! Though I’ve found it best to keep a low profile of late, there have been a few notable moments to share. Summer kicked off with a change of address that has changed […]
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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
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley The sexiest summertime wines are well-chilled whites with a bite of acid. These kinds of wines generally come from cooler regions of the world, like Alsace, Tasmania and Austria. But the region best known for racy whites would have to be New Zealand,
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Who says you have to save the bubbly for the eve of a new year? Icy cold and surprisingly refreshing, Champagne is a cure for the summertime blues. That’s why I’m calling this my Summer of Champagne.
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley A bargain from France?… Sure, we wine junkies love to speak of the Rhône Valley as offering better values than some of France’s most popular wines, but there is another exquisite region producing wines almost wholly unheard of on foreign shores. I’m talking about Loire Valley wines.
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Sometimes you just want to plunge your corkscrew into a wine that feels familiar, a wine that’s uncomplicated and comes without too much expense. It’s for these moments that I love a winery like Hahn Estates, or the “cock wines,” as my friends cheer when I pull out a […]