Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Your choice of kitchen appliances is highly subjective, of course. For our money, the best rotisserie on the market today is the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.


The Flamberge Rotisserie by La Cornue is as effective physically as it is stunning artistically. A French Blue edition of the Flamberge is present in the main display at the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. flagship design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey – and it’s so wonderful, the staff can’t help but use it sometimes (see video above).

The Flamberge Rotisserie is powered by a 27,000 BTU gas burner, yet requires no special ventilation methods and needs only a 120-volt power supply. La Cornue utilizes its trademark vaulted design in the Flamberge’s concave rear walls, which is covered with synthetic wicks to draw up radiant heat without the flame ever touching your food.

An overview, directly from La Cornue’s official website:

A real jewel of technology, the Flamberge Centenaire roasts all meats, poultry, fish and whole fruits perfectly.

With a new, streamlined yet spectacular design, and a reliable, simplified mechanism, the Flamberge optimises the circulation of heat flow.

Both easy to fit because it has no particular ventilation constraints and practical, the Flamberge is a magnetic attraction in any kitchen, immediately arousing a desire to use it.

La Cornue designed special cabinet to accommodate “The Flamberge rotisserie” which will also offer you additional storage.

The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.'s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.
The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.’s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.

We at Design Your Lifestyle have been lovers of the La Cornue brand for years. An excerpt from a past article:

Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to not only offer La Cornue’s outstanding line of cooking range products, but to display four La Cornue pieces in our beautiful showroom – a CornuFé range, a CornuFé 1908, a Flamberge Rotisserie, and an absolutely stunning Château range. Much of our partnership with La Cornue is thanks to the tireless work of our business ally and friend Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company. For over 30 years, Purcell Murray has personified culinary passion and provided the most exquisite brands of appliances, including La Cornue ovens.

For more information on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie, please contact authorized dealer Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608.

Fall in Love With White Truffle Season in Italy

Fall in Love With White Truffle Season in Italy

Fall is truly an adventure in Italy’s Piedmont region, as locals, foodies and tourists alike begin the hunt for white truffles. 

October to early December marks the Italian truffle season – especially the elusive and highly prized white truffle, which routinely sells at upwards of $1,000 a pound!

Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.
Peter Salerno’s homemade white truffle and pasta dish.

According to Essential Italy, a leading Italian travel site: “Although truffles are generally found in the regions of Piedmont, Molise and Emilia Romagna, there are plenty to be discovered elsewhere. Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche are perfect places to visit if you’re hoping to make the most of the truffle season.”

Very few of our acquaintances love Italian cuisine and the fine art of cooking white truffles more than Peter Salerno, the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm since 2002).

October-December is white truffle season in Italy's Piedmont.
October-December is white truffle season in Italy’s Piedmont.

Together with the fine staff at Urbani Truffles on West End Avenue in New York City, Peter Salerno developed his own white truffle and pasta dish to celebrate the Italian Piedmont’s white truffle season. Check out some exclusive photos of Peter’s trip to Urbani, as well as his finished dish!

More information from our friends at Essential Italy (we URGE you to read their full article!):

If you are in Tuscany in Autumn, one truffle-based event to try is the San Miniato Truffle Fair, known as the La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco. Held in the beautiful medieval hill town of San Miniato in November, the event usually takes place over several weekends – most typically the last three weekends of the month.

Tuscany is home to around 25% of Italy’s white truffle produce so there will be plenty to go around and it’s the go-to region if you are new to truffles. The festival is also a great place to visit for a day out with food and craft stands, as well as entertainment and restaurants that allow you to try their truffle menus. Other festivals in Tuscany include ones held in San Giovanni d’Asso, near to Siena, held on the second and third weekend of November, with a truffle museum open on the weekends.

October-December is white truffle season in Italy's Piedmont.
October-December is white truffle season in Italy’s Piedmont.

The go-to Italian regions for white truffle season are the Italian Piedmont (or Piemonte) region, Le Marche, Tuscany and Umbria. For the ultimate white truffle experience, check out the towns of Acqualagna, Alba, Volterra and Pietralunga, among others!

Feel free to share your favorite white truffle recipes, cooking tips, photos and experiences in the comments section below!

Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.
Peter Salerno’s homemade white truffle and pasta dish.

More 2017 Designer Showhouse of NJ Photos: Final Week!

More 2017 Designer Showhouse of NJ Photos: Final Week!

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey closes its doors for 2017 on November 12th – it’s your last week to see world-class design and support a noteworthy cause.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of NJ is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center. The Showhouse is located at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

Renowned local designers are responsible for all the room designs in the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. Peter Salerno Inc. brings their award-winning custom design experience to the Showhouse kitchen, desk area, butler’s pantry and all bathrooms in the exhibit. Diane Durocher of Diane Durocher Interiors is responsible for room design as well.

As stated in our previous post (check it out for even more gorgeous home design photos!), some of the nation’s foremost names in home, kitchen and bath design came together to make this charitable endeavor a reality.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

Scott Broadfoot (of Broadfoot & Broadfoot) put together a stunning assortment of art pieces in the showhouse kitchen. Peter Salerno Inc. (our parent company) did a majority of the room designs, including the kitchen – which features a sculpture garden you have to see!

Other outstanding contributors to this year’s Showhouse include Diane Boyer and Sean Holzli.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

This article features even more beautiful design photography from the 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey – enjoy! Then, if you’re in the Tri-State area, make plans to see this annual design showcase before it ends November 12, 2017!

For more information on this world-class design event, please call 551.996.3252 or visit the official 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey website.

FINAL WEEK of the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey [PHOTOS]

FINAL WEEK of the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey [PHOTOS]

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey enters its final week of exhibition tomorrow! November 12th, 2017 is your last day to visit.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is taking place at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey. The 2017 Showhouse features the newest trends in interior design, presented by more than 20 accomplished designers, landscape architects and decorative artists. Hailing from New Jersey and New York City, these highly talented and innovative individuals transformed the Showhouse and property into a sensational experience for all who attend. (source)

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The design team of the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey!
(L. to R.: Anthony Salerno, Peter Salerno, Tracy Salerno, Gabrielle Mayer, Scott Broadfoot, Diane Boyer, Sean Holzil)

It’s your last chance to see some of the jaw-dropping home design elements in the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. For example, Scott Broadfoot (of Broadfoot & Broadfoot) put together a stunning assortment of art pieces in the showhouse kitchen. Peter Salerno Inc. (our parent company) did a majority of the room designs, including the kitchen – which features a sculpture garden you have to see!

Other outstanding contributors to this year’s Showhouse include Diane Boyer and Sean Holzli.

But enough talking – we know you’re mostly here for the gorgeous design photos!

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.
Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.
Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.

As always, The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center.

More pictures to come in our next post!

For more information on this world-class design event, please call 551.996.3252 or visit the official 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey website.

World-Class Miele Transitional Kitchen Display: 2nd Anniversary

World-Class Miele Transitional Kitchen Display: 2nd Anniversary

Two years ago, Miele and Peter Salerno Inc. partnered on what would become one of the foremost Miele transitional kitchen displays in the world.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Peter Salerno Inc., Miele, and some of the finest representatives of the custom kitchen design, appliance and hardware industries came together to celebrate the exclusive unveiling of this spectacular new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.

Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.
Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.

The new transitional kitchen vignette was not only a showcase of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen design efforts, but of the state-of-the-art Miele kitchen appliance line.

Miele USA was represented by Miele USA VP of Sales Bob Fava, National Director of A&D Research Group Paul McCormack, NY Metro Regional Sales Manager Dan Gallagher, and Princeton Miele Culinary Events Manager Mary Moulds.

The Island

The centerpiece of the new transitional kitchen display is a stunning kitchen island, topped with a beautiful counter designed by Galaxy Glass. The thick glass slab is embedded with stainless steel mesh for a gorgeous, clean transitional design feel, and allows the user to opt between a soft white light or color wheel display option.

Miele Culinary Events Manager (Princeton, NJ) Mary Moulds slices a beautiful tenderloin.
Miele Culinary Events Manager (Princeton, NJ) Mary Moulds slices a beautiful tenderloin with EDGES custom cutlery.

The kitchen island affords comfortable seating for three on one side and is adorned by statement globe lighting which hangs from the recessed ceiling. The recessed ceiling itself is a beautiful 9-panel design painstakingly decorated with silver leaf, and features seamless custom edge moulding.

The base of the island is an ivory white custom piece by Peter Salerno Inc., featuring the astounding Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher. Simply knock, and the dishwasher automatically opens for you – no fussy latches or slamming doors! The base also includes custom cabinetry work from Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line.

The Flooring

The flooring is a beautiful, durable faux-wood concrete which was voted on by you, the readers of Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Wonderful job!

The Backsplash

The backsplash, provided by the world-class artists at Stratta, the Tile Boutique, was also voted on by readers of this blog. A seamless design that appears to be one solid pre-fab piece, it is actually comprised of over 250 meticulously set tiles.

The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.
The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.

The Feature Wall

In front of the backsplash, 4 glass shelves are mounted in front of LED lighting, which presents the illusion of pure white light streaming from within the shelves. A bold stainless steel range hood design was custom-designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and crafted especially for this transitional kitchen display by the artisans at Rangecraft.

The custom ivory white Maestro Rosolino cabinetry features over a dozen drawers. 6 drawers are push-to-open (to complement the Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher), with 2 more “hidden drawers” which border the Miele range in the form of moulding columns.

The Miele 48″ range and cooktop itself is a wonder of modern technology. It features a conventional range, warming drawer and storage unit, as well as a 6-burner cooktop. The range features a wireless roast probe which communicates directly with the oven. For example, if you want to cook a tenderloin to an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit, simply turn on the oven and set the roast probe to 135. When the internal temperature of the tenderloin reaches the desired temperature, the oven will automatically shut off and alert the user that the roast is ready!

From bread to roasts, sear to bake, the Miele oven features hundreds of customizable settings to suit the needs of every chef, from amateur to professional. The 48″ Miele range also features a built-in speed oven which eliminates the need for a microwave.

The feature wall also includes a new Miele coffee maker that must be experienced to be believed! Below the coffee maker is a combination steam oven which allows user to stack cooking programs and save cooking recipes beforehand, where the user can seamlessly go in and out of cooking and steam functions or even use those functions in conjunction with each other. The combination steam oven also allows user to control the percentage of steam from 0-100% which is unique to Miele.

Each of the Miele appliances showcased in this transitional kitchen design vignette is constructed with the same look and feel- from the construction and materials to the display and functionality. Every detail is methodically crafted to provide a seamless user experience.

6 Seasonal Neutral Tones For Your Autumn Design

6 Seasonal Neutral Tones For Your Autumn Design

Autumn is a wonderful time for home design! With Pantone releasing two distinct color palettes for Fall 2017 (New York and London), professional and amateur designers alike have an incredible array of hues to play with in their new design projects.

Neutral tones are the anchor of most great designs. But 2017’s design trends have proven that neutrals can be the feature of your home design color scheme, not just an afterthought!

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of six autumn-inspired seasonal neutral tones that we think work wonderfully in home design palettes. Each color is accompanied by its Pantone color identification number, so sharing it with your design team will be a breeze!

Let’s take a look at 6 seasonal neutral tones for your Autumn 2017 design.

1. Pumpkin Spice

When autumn comes around, it seems like everything turns into Pumpkin Spice. From coffee to candles, muffins to pasta to gum (yes, we’re serious), pumpkin spice has taken over fall. So why shouldn’t it have a place in your autumn design?

2. Oak Buff

We love this color. Oak Buff is a sophisticated tan neutral that provides just enough warmth to draw attention. A Pantone color that emulates light wood grains, Oak Buff is a wonderfully versatile tan neutral that fits in virtually any design scheme you can dream up.

3. Autumn Maple

One of Pantone’s Fall 2017 collection colors, Autumn Maple is a vibrant orange-brown mix that brings to mind beautiful fall foliage. Definitely not your average, sedate brown shade, Autumn Maple brings some spice to the design table.

4. Fall Leaf

If you’re looking for a muted yellow or tan for your home design, Fall Leaf certainly fits the bill. Fall Leaf manages to be a sturdy, complementary neutral without being drab or boring – or worse yet, a shade of yellow that screams more “seasick” than “chic”.

5. Autumn Leaf

If you like a bit more reddish “pop” to your Pantone browns, then Autumn Leaf might be for you. With more than enough rusty red to serve as a primary design color, Autumn Leaf is great for home design that strives to be warm, inviting and cozy.

6. Harvest Gold

If you’re firmly on board with metallics as a design trend, then Harvest Gold is a great option for your next design project. This golden Pantone color manages to provide enough metallic pizzazz without being overbearing or dwarfing the other colors in your design.

Order The Perfect Pairing Knife in Time for The Holidays

Order The Perfect Pairing Knife in Time for The Holidays

The 2017 holiday season is nearly upon us, and the perfect paring knife is a wonderful gift option for the professional or casual chef in your life.

We’ve been touting the wonderful EDGES Custom Cutlery line for quite some time now, and with good reason. Edges Custom Cutlery is a line of cutlery developed by designer Anthony Michael Salerno and his father Peter Salerno (Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer) to bring pro chefs and serious home chefs some of the finest performing ergonomic cutlery that can be offered.

EDGES Perfect paring knife

Since EDGES’ inception in 2015, the line of custom cutlery has been highly regarded by its buyers, as well as some highly notable chefs and kitchen artisans. One such review came from Mary A. Moulds, the Culinary Events Manager for Miele USA:

All I can is “Wow”! Where I am normally grabbing 5-6 different knives to do particular things in the kitchen, I was able  to call 3 knives my “go-to” for the evening. There was so much versatility and flexibility in these knives that served dual purposes for the novice or experienced chef.

EDGES Perfect paring knife

EDGES Custom Cutlery recently released a fleet of Perfect Paring Knives in time for the 2017 holiday season. These 4″ paring knives feature full tang construction and are entirely handmade by master knifemaker Aldo Bruno, with custom design by Anthony Michael Salerno.

Each knife is made to order, ensuring that your EDGES Perfect Paring Knife is truly one-of-a-kind, and unique to any other paring knife on the market. Each custom knife order comes with your choice of handle material, pin material, and color (if stabilized wood).

EDGES Perfect paring knife

In addition, each 4″ paring knife features an AEB-L stainless blade with satin finish. The liner material is Black Micarta.

This article features several of your options for EDGES’ Perfect Paring Knife this season, including olive and red stabilized wood handles and a gorgeous option featuring American White Oak taken from wine barrel staves.

For more information on ordering a custom EDGES Perfect Paring Knife, please visit the official EDGES Custom Cutlery store page, or call (201) 251-6608.