A passionate aphrodisiac advocate, Amy Reiley is one of the foremost-educated women in food and wine. In August 2004, she became the second American to earn the title Master of Gastronomy awarded by France’s culinary temple, Le Cordon Bleu.
While at Cordon Bleu, Amy rose to notoriety for her work in culinary aphrodisiacs. In 2006, Amy released 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 edition less than two years later.
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.
But Amy’s culinary knowledge is not limited to aphrodisiac foods. In June 2005, Amy was singled out as one of the five best female wine professionals in the world of the year by France’s Wine Women Awards.
As an internationally recognized journalist, Amy has shared her food and wine knowledge in such publications as Variety, Gault Millau; Daily Candy and Las Vegas magazine. She also writes a syndicated column, Woman on Wine, and serves on The Tasting Panel, (formerly of Bon Appetit magazine).
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 program 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” PDA programs in 2002.
Amy’s second book, Chile Aphrodisia by Rio Nuevo press, was released in June 2006. In addition to promoting both books, Amy speaks and consults on various food and wine topics. In June 2010 she authored her third book, The Love Diet, co-authored by Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz.
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Books:The Love Diet, June 2010