COOK UP SOMETHING SEXY
JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY
Master of Gastronomy, Amy Reiley releases aphrodisiac cookbook
LOS ANGELES (November 2005) Why dine out on Valentines Day when cooking can be more fun especially when you can use recipes with Aphrodisiac Ingredients in the NEW cookbook Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook by internationally celebrated food and wine expert Amy Reiley.
You might be surprised to discover the hidden powers of your favorite foods. You’ve probably heard that chocolate contains a feel-good chemical (PEA) with an effect similar to sexual bliss, but did you know chile raises body heat and helps lips to swell seductively or ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones. Mangos are known to amp up the male libido and almonds can help sustain stamina!
Considered America’s leading aphrodisiac foods expert with a Master of Gastronomy from France’s Le Cordon Bleu, Amy Reiley knows her stuff. In January 2006, she releases Fork Me, Spoon Me. Part cooking manual and part sensual self-help, Fork Me, Spoon Me explores the cultural and scientific power of 12 of the world’s most potent aphrodisiac foods not to mention how to use them in fast, easy and delicious recipes.
“In our age of sexual innuendo, the kitchen is the new bedroom,” suggests Reiley’s forthcoming title. “It’s easy to create ‘in the mood’ dishes when you select the right ingredients,” Reiley explains.
Modeled after The Joy of Sex, Fork Me, Spoon Me is the ultimate sexual cookbook with chapters include ingredients, starters, main courses, sauces & libations and desserts along with the best of creative culinary venues. Recipes such as Persian love cake with candied rose petals, honey almond home cured snapper, ginger mojitos and moist mango meatloaf are easy to follow for even the most novice home cook.
In addition to Reiley’s own recipes, the book features the foods and romantic confessions of several of America’s hottest chefs including Master Chef James Corwall of the Culinary Institute of America, Las Vegas-based Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and Master of Gastronomy Ivy Haaks of Los Angeles’ Whole Haute.
“Kitchens are a virtual erotic zone so why not push the envelope and make fine dining the ultimate act of foreplay? It’s easy when you have the right ingredients…and a little imagination,” Reiley promises. For more information please visit www.lifeofreiley.com.
AMY REILEY’S TOP 12 APHRODISIAC FOODS
1. CHILE PEPPERS – Indulge in the one slow burn that hurts so good. While lips swell and tongues tingle, the chili heat sets to work releasing endorphins, the primary pleasure enzyme.
2. PEACHES – Thought by the ancient Chinese to hold magical properties, peaches are rich in potassium, iron, vitamins a and c, all noted nutrients for improving horizontal salsa.
3. MINT – Noted for increasing appetites of all kinds, mint is the perfect herb to sweeten a meal, for not only does it increase flavor but it also sweetens breath.
4. GINGER – Although it is commonly used to aid digestion, served pickled, candied or in the raw, ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.
5. HONEY – A sweet decadence colored the hue of royalty and wealth, golden honey is energy-boosting syrup. The Nectar of Aphrodite, this all-natural sweetener is at the root of the term “honeymoon.”
6. CHOCOLATE – The aphrodisiac properties of chocolate are many. Sip creamy hot chocolate for its modest caffeine charge or nibble on a dark morsel for its serotonin boost.
7. MANGOES – The muse of poets and philosophers since the beginning of recorded time, mangoes are prescribed in India to increase male libido.
8. SAFFRON – The most rare and exotic of all herbs, saffron has been used throughout history in rituals of beauty and love.
9. ALMONDS – The almond blossom is considered an international symbol of fertility. Removed from their shell, these protein-rich morsels are outstanding in helping sustain stamina.
10. ROSEMARY – With flavors and aromas dubbed “envigorating” in the naturopathic world, rosemary could easily be called one of the kitchens most sensual foods.
11. VANILLA – With a scent found to be arousing to both men and women, vanilla is equally effective on both sexes.
12. FIGS – Spilt down the center and cradled in the palm, the fig is said to resemble the female genitalia. Rich in iron, figs are welcome additions to any summer feast.