As an award – winning author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator, Amy Riolo is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine. A Mediterranean Diet advocate, Amy makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad, including Fox TV, CBS, The Hallmark Channel, Nile TV, The Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Abu Dhabi Television. Amy also created and appeared weekly in ninety second cooking videos entitled “Culture of Cuisine” which air on nationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States.As a respected culinary diplomat, Amy has created menus, culinary ceremonies, and educational seminars for diplomats, international chefs, and world leaders, earning her the title “The Cook to the Kings” by a Cairo newspaper in 2008. Amy, an American of Calabrian descent, was recently awarded the Wise Women 2015 award from The National Organization of Italian American Women. work has appeared in numerous print media including USA Today, Cooking Light magazine, The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News, The Jerusalem Post Magazine, Popular Anthropology Magazine, The UAE National, and international newspapers and hundreds of blogs.