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AMY REILEY ONE OF TWO IN THE USA TO RECEIVE MASTERS OF ARTS IN GASTRONOMY FROM FRANCE’S LE CORDON BLEU
LOS ANGELES, September 15, 2004 — Food and wine journalist, spokeswoman and tastemaker Amy Reiley is among the first two Americans — and one of only fifteen people in the world — to recently achieve a Master of Arts in Gastronomy. The degree program is offered by France’s legendary Le Cordon Bleu and is the first of its kind.
The 18 month long curriculum explores the history, sociology, technology and psychology of cuisine. Also delving into the art and act of eating, class work and individual study focuses on a specialization of the student’s choice. A passionate aphrodisiac advocate, Reiley dedicated her personal study to the relationship between food and sex in popular culture. This specialty represents the core philosophy of Life of Reiley, her consulting & publishing company.
Reiley has also been instrumental in bringing the fruits of the vine to the technological age. As the creator of Amy Reiley’s Pocket Vineyard by neohand, she 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 “must have” PDA programs by Worth Magazine in 2002.
In addition to sharing her viewpoint at speaking and consulting engagements, Reiley’s unique musings on gastronomy can be found in publications including Las Vegas Magazine, Sunset, Wine News and in her syndicated column, Woman on Wine.
Reiley is currently working on her first book exploring the sensual side of food and wine.