Amy Reiley Biography
Amy Reiley is the creator of EatSomethingSexy.com as well as our Editor-in-Chief. She oversees our talented team of chefs and writers.
Amy is best known as an authority on aphrodisiac foods. But she is also a speaker, cookbook author and consultant as well as a freelance wine writer and wine competition judge. (Check out her column, Woman on Wine, to learn more about the many aspects of wine appreciation, written in plain language we all can understand.)
But how did she get here? By accepting every opportunity to learn and create.
Masters in Gastronomy
In August 2004, she became the second American to earn a Master of Arts (MA) 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. The book filled a niche in the cookbook market. And demand resulted in the book’s second printing less than two years later. The cookbook is currently in its fifth printing.
Writer and author
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 and Amy’s subscriber-based email, Amy Reiley’s Aphrodisiac of the Month are considered the online authorities on aphrodisiac food history and science.
Amy regularly speaks and consults on the topic of aphrodisiacs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Nightline and even Playboy TV–you’ll recognize her as the one wearing clothing.
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. And she currently contributes to the wine section of Gayot.com.
An internationally recognized journalist, Amy has shared her food and wine knowledge in such publications as Variety, Sunset, 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, The Love Diet and Eat Cake Naked.
Amy 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.
Experience in sustainability
Amy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she works for Rock & Wrap it Up! as a sustainability coordinator.
Her job is to help film and television studios including Universal, Netflix and WarnerMedia donate leftover catering to those in need rather than let it go in the trash. These food recovery efforts give her a broad perspective on the social and environmental impact of the food industry.
To get in touch with Amy
Amy’s bio was most recently updated in May, 2021.
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