The BEST Thanksgiving Guide You Will Find: Right Here!

The BEST Thanksgiving Guide You Will Find: Right Here!

We found the greatest Thanksgiving recipe guide we’ve ever seen. Now, we’re sharing it. And wouldn’t you know it; it’s all thanks to Epicurious.

Epi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder” is a brilliant interactive flow chart of Thanksgiving recipes and ingredients. It couldn’t be simpler to use. Pick up to 3 base ingredients on the interactive chart, and Epicurious automatically narrows down its 509 Thanksgiving recipes to the select few that meet your needs.

Epi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder
Epi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder

From sweet potato to fennel, cider to sausage, Epi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder has it all. Are you or your Thanksgiving guests gluten free, vegan or lactose intolerant? No problem; you’re still covered.

You can also filter the Thanksgiving flow chart by dish type. Narrow the recipes by one of 7 categories (main, side, stuffing, etc.) before selecting ingredients to focus your search. The possibilities are so fun to explore!

Here are just a few great combinations we uncovered:

Cranberry + Apple + Thyme = Skillet Stuffing with Apples, Shallots, and Cranberries

Green Beans + Cauliflower + Citrus = Herb-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks with Beans and Tomatoes

Seafood + Potato + Mushroom = Crudités With Bacon XO Sauce

Epi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder

If these 3 recipes don’t strike your Thanksgiving fancy, don’t fret – there are 506 more where those came from!

This Epicurious Thanksgiving interactive flow chart is a passionate home cook’s dream. It’s perfect for a creative food lover who has the ingredients in mind and simply needs a little direction. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, the 2019 Thanksgiving Recipe Finder from Epicurious is as close to a ‘must have’ tool as we’ve found.

Happy browsing and Happy Thanksgiving!

Peter Salerno's favorite pumpkin ravioli recipe from Williams-Sonoma.

The 6 Most “Kitchen Design Friendly” PANTONE Colors of Autumn 2019

The 6 Most “Kitchen Design Friendly” PANTONE Colors of Autumn 2019

The PANTONE Autumn & Winter 2019-2020 Color Trend Report is out, and it’s certainly refreshing. PANTONE’s take on Fall 2019 is warmer than usual (we hope that reflects in the weather forecasts, too!), and the time is right to start looking at how these colors and trends reflect on home design – more specifically, design trends for your kitchen.

How can we best apply the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection to your kitchen design? Which colors are best suited to transition from the runway to your cabinetry, kitchen island, prep space and tile? What tones have the most potential to turn your kitchen design into a gorgeous space that lasts for years to come?

We’ve singled out 6 colors from this season’s PANTONE Color Trend Report for their visual appeal, versatility, and ability to turn your kitchen from ‘all right’ to ‘AMAZING’!

Do you agree with our color selections? Let us know in the comments below!

The 6 Best PANTONE Fall 2019 Colors for Kitchen Design

1. Bluestone

We’ve been saying for months that blue is the kitchen design color of 2019, and this blue-gray shade is our favorite color for design in the PANTONE Fall 2019 collection. Bluestone is sturdy and versatile, able to be utilized as a primary or complementary design color. We can envision Bluestone in a traditional “Dutch country” style kitchen, or a more transitional design with opulent Swarovski crystals and clean lines. Bluestone pairs brilliantly with any bright neutral, especially our next selection on this list.

Bluestone (PANTONE 19-4055)

2. Vanilla Custard

The PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection brings the heat, and Vanilla Custard is the warm neutral that brings everything together. It’s hard to find a single color in this season’s collection that doesn’t pair well with Vanilla Custard. Its yellow undertones allow it to serve as a front-and-center neutral tone in a standout transitional kitchen design. If you’re looking for a neutral design color that’s more bold than staid, you can’t do much better than this one.

PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 Vanilla Custard

3. Peach Pink

If PANTONE signals Fall 2019 as a ‘warmer’ season than most autumn collections, we’d better take notice. Peach Pink is a lovely blush tone that doesn’t pull too much focus, and that’s important when using red and orange tones in a kitchen design. It’s a color to be used delicately, for sure, but it’s incredibly pleasing in proper doses. If you’re looking to brighten up your kitchen design, especially in a summer home or a more traditional space, Peach Pink could be a winner for you.

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Peach Pink

4. Hazel

Of the brown tones in the PANTONE Autumn 2019 collection, Hazel is the warmest and most appealing. Rocky Road and Sugar Almond have their place, for sure, but Hazel offers up the warmth needed to make your neutral and wood tones “pop” in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a color that plays well in transitional kitchen design and warms the space without dominating the landscape, Hazel is a strong option.

PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 Hazel

 

5. Paloma

Is Paloma the most aggressive choice? Absolutely not. But it serves an equally important purpose in your kitchen design – a backbone. This light, smoky gray isn’t so dark that it “pulls down” the space, but it’s saturated enough to offer balance and stability. Paloma is a gorgeous option to pair with tones like Bluestone and Vanilla Custard. Try it on your custom cabinets, kitchen island, or backsplash tile for a modern, clean aesthetic.

PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 Paloma

6. Guacamole

Want a more natural, leafy vibe in your kitchen? Guacamole is a tangy green tone that strays far enough away from conventional “kelly green” and “forest green” to create a conversation starter. As with Peach Pink, you’ll want a smart, experienced kitchen designer to execute Guacamole to its fullest potential in your kitchen, but the rewards far outweigh the cost with a color like this one.

Guacamole (PANTONE 17-0530)

Autumn Heat | Warm Tones Dominate PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019

Autumn Heat | Warm Tones Dominate PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019

It’s going to be a hot fall, if PANTONE has anything to say about it. The PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 collection is dominated by warm tones, with more red and orange colors present in one autumn collection than we can remember.

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Warm Colors
Autumn Heat: PANTONE Autumn 2019 colors are dominated by warm tones.

The names say it all. Orange Tiger. Chili Pepper. There’s a sultry heat to this Autumn PANTONE collection, exuding power and self-assurance.

“Colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a visceral palette of colors,” Laurie Pressman says in the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 Color Trend Report. Following the lead of PANTONE 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral, the entire design year in color has been bold, hot, and unafraid to be unique.

Check out how deep the red colors in this collection are – Chili Pepper and Biking Red are smoldering, and much closer to brown than pink. The orange spectrum is well represented once again this season, with the orangey-brown Dark Cheddar and bright hot Orange Tiger.

What do you think about the trend towards warm tones into Autumn 2019? Were you looking forward to cooler blues and greens, or are you happy to see these bold, outgoing reds and oranges staying out front?

Follow Design Your Lifestyle and be sure to look out for our FULL coverage of the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 color trend report!

Chili Pepper

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Chili Pepper

Biking Red

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Biking Red

Peach Pink

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Peach Pink

Fruit Dove

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Fruit Dove

Dark Cheddar

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Dark Cheddar

Orange Tiger

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Orange Tiger

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.

Get Spooky: Best Pantone Fall 2018 Colors for Halloween Design

Get Spooky: Best Pantone Fall 2018 Colors for Halloween Design

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time for savvy designers to start putting together the decor, design and color schemes for their spook-tacular Halloween parties!

There’s no better way to show off your design panache than by incorporating this season’s trendiest colors and tones. For this year, that means utilizing the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette. From the surprising set of 10 fall 2018 tones to the ‘classic colors’ add-on, this season’s Pantone palette is vivid and varied, giving you a plethora of color design options.

But which Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 colors are right for Halloween?

Spoiler alert: we’re going to build around Russet Orange. (Obviously.)

But where do we go from Russet Orange? Perhaps a ghostly gray and a lush green from a witch’s brew; maybe a toxic yellow or a blood-red tone?

The most wonderful aspect of the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette is its sheer variety. We’re unaccustomed to seeing so many warm tones (multiple yellows and reds in the fall?!) in an autumn color collection, and it’s a refreshing change to see virtually every shade of falling leaves included.

So which five of Pantone’s Fall/Winter 2018 colors made the eerie grade for our Halloween color design list? Here they are!

1. Russet Orange (Pantone 16-1255 TCX) – the ‘pumpkin orange’ base tone

Russet Orange Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

2. Quiet Gray (Pantone 14-4107 TCX) – the eerie, ‘ghostly gray’

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

3. Valiant Poppy (Pantone 18-1549 TCX) – the bright, ‘blood red’

Valiant Poppy Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

4. Quetzal Green (Pantone 18-5025 TCX) – the ‘witches and potions green’

Quetzal Green Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

5. Limelight (Pantone 12-0740 TCX) – the glaring, ‘toxic yellow’

Limelight Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

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.

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents Custom Wine Cellars + ‘Man Cave Classics’

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents Custom Wine Cellars + ‘Man Cave Classics’

Custom Wine Cellars From Peter Salerno Inc.

The fall is an amazing time to enjoy the perfect bottle of wine with friends, family and loved ones. Thanks to the Man Cave Classics line from Peter Salerno Inc., you can enjoy the world’s best wines in your own custom wine cellar.

Man Cave Classics is a special Peter Salerno Inc. line dedicated to custom wine cellars, “man caves”, cigar bars, humidors, and more. A wine connoisseur in his own right, Peter Salerno is intimately aware of the attributes of an outstanding custom wine cellar.

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom wine cellars are award-winning and completely centered around the client, whether it is a one thousand bottle cellar with a tasting area or a four thousand bottle cellar with a secret passageway from the main cellar to a secret corridor containing your most precious and prized wines and champagnes.

Proper wine storage is a priority, you must have the right balance of humidity and temperature. As wine enthusiasts, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. understands this, making custom wine cellar construction a company specialty.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.

If you are interested in your own custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc., they offer private, personal consultations for current and prospective design clients. Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page for information on the Man Cave Classics line, as well as Peter Salerno’s award-winning kitchen, bath, and custom cabinetry designs.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.