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 lectures on the pleasure and health of eating at The Library of Congress, universities, health organizations, and many international venues. She makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad and has 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 is also the author of a noted culinary/cultural blog called Amyriolo.blogspot.com which is known for promoting little known facts about global cuisine and the people who create them.