By Amy Reiley
I was asked to blogument the 2012 Truffle Festival (and what writer could resist such a decadent gig?) But I realized as I started posting, that although *I* know why I’m the 2012 Official Truffle Fest Blogger, those of you who follow along have no idea!
In short, I’m Amy Reiley, a food and wine journalist with about 15 years of experience writing for print and online publications. That means I remember the good old days when magazines reigned supreme and blogs were just a twinkle in a Silicon Valley eye. I also have a Masters Degree in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu and I’m the founder of a boutique cookbook publishing company, Life of Reiley. (That means I also remember the pre-ebook publishing world!)
But I also have one special qualification that probably led to my posting as the voice of this year’s festivities: I am considered a leading, American authority on aphrodisiac foods. And Perigord truffles? Well, they are among the world’s most potent aphrodisiacs! As my blogs unfold, I hope to introduce you to all the facets of truffle sensuality as well as documenting the experience of this one-of-a-kind celebration of the culinary world’s black gold.