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The Rotisserie Oven Makes a Comeback – The Advantages to Count on



For a while, the Americans did get disillusioned by the rotisserie grilling and the rotisserie toaster ovens. It took place somewhere after the 1950s, as most people were allured by the available kettle grills, hibachis, and affordable gas grills. However, that didn’t seal the fate of the rotisserie. In fact, they made a terrific comeback, both in one’s backyard and also in restaurants. And for this, one can only count on people’s interest in live wire cooking that got renewed. Also, many people wanted to explore the new technologies and get back to the old-fashioned tastes. 

The rotisseries strike back

So, what does all this mean? It’s been observed that grilling in the best Rotisserie toaster ovens results in the unmatched duck, along with great melting of the fat and crispier skin. The rib roast is very crusty and dark on the outside and juicy, red on the inside. Additionally, there is a flavor of the live wire, which is much better than a roast in a generic oven. Usually, the chicken gets crisp skin as well as a distinct succulence on the rotisserie. And even when you consider the baby back rib it gets finely transformed through a mild rotation in the fire front. 

The grilling in the rotisserie provides the benefit of direct grilling sans any drawbacks. And in the majority of set-ups, the food is close to the fire instead of being on it. It helps the exterior to get crisped and browned without any charring or flaring. With the steady rotation, the meat gets moistened externally and internally, which results in good succulence. Here, the dripping fat gets collected in a dripping pan, making the rotisserie grilling cleaner than the oven roasting or direct grilling. When using the grill to spit-roast, you can simply add a smoke flavor by placing the wood chips on fire. 

Poultry and Rotisserie grilling

The Rotisserie grilling complements poultry. The game hen’s or the chicken’s skin will get a crackling crisp compared to a roasted bird inside an oven. And the spit-roasting technique is the ideal way to cook duck. Here the skin gets brown evenly as the fat melts out without creating a mess. But poultry is just one example. Different chefs around the world experiments with meats seasoned with the best herbs and cook it in the Rotisserie toast oven. Once you know the ways to use this oven, you can get better with your experimentations. 

Using the Rotisserie toast oven

The concept of a Rotisserie toast oven is very simple. You need to stick meat on the spit and then set it correctly inside the oven cavity, and then turn it on. The rotating spit makes sure that your food gets evenly browned by ensuring that all the sides get exposed to the heat for an equal quantity of time. Several rotisserie ovens make use of convection heat, and that makes use of fans to move the heat all through the oven cavity. These ovens are also apt for searing the external part of your food fast that makes sure that the juices remain inside. 

Here you can opt-in for the two processes in rotisserie cooking. They are:

  • Vertical – The vertical process of rotisserie cooking helps to bring down the grease and fat by enabling them to drain the meat off at the rotation time. And some people might argue that it can bring down the flavor of the meat in comparison to the horizontal process. However, some people think it is a healthy process. Here the meat gets browned and cooked evenly and has less fat and grease. A vertical rotisserie can enable you to steam the meat from within by adding the marinade to the drip pan and allowing it to mix with the chicken or meat all through the rotation. 
  • Horizontal – It is one of the most prominent processes of cooking in a rotisserie. Using this process indicates that the juices will remain within the meat or the chicken and will carry on rolling inside. And the juices that are outside the meat will keep on moistening all through the rotation time. 

Today, you will come across several rotisserie toast ovens that have attachments such as vegetable skewers, fish baskets, and many more. The baskets enable the users to cook for small items, like vegetables and fish fillets. When you get a rotisserie oven to your kitchen, it enables you to experiment with flavors and add several items to your food list. So, are you searching for the perfect and the best rotisserie oven suited for your need? If yes, then it’s essential to read about it and know what caters to your need. Once you know it, you can browse online and search for the best model that caters to your requirement and budget capacity. 


The Mayor of Times Square Meets One of the World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors



I arrived to a packed lecture room at a Library in South Florida.   This lecture caught my eye weeks prior and I made sure to have it in my calendar.  After all, how many more times will I get a chance to hear a 99 year old survivor tell his remarkable story of inconceivable hell, survival and ultimately impressive success?   What I heard in the room that day was hard to fathom it wasn’t part of a Spielberg movie with some creative liberty thrown in to embellish an already unbelievable true story.  This was the real deal.  A vivid description of hell on earth.  What I couldn’t understand is how did this survivor go on to create a vibrant family and a very successful business career and not be bitter every day of his life?   Equally remarkable is how someone his age could tell a story from 85 years ago as if it happened yesterday and with energy and charisma of someone half his age.  He spoke for 45 minutes without a break.  Little did anyone in the audience know that, just prior to arriving at the Library, he fell and injured himself, making his perseverance in even making it to the Library even more heroic.  This is no ordinary man.   I approached the stage after the lecture, patiently awaited my turn to speak with him and asked if I could interview him for my podcast.  I am pretty sure he knew little to nothing of what a podcast was, but he agreed as you are about to learn why telling his story over and over is his divine mission.

Eli Marcus and Sam Ron

Sam Ron bears personal witness to the greatest atrocity in human history. He is one of the only remaining Holocaust Survivors his age who survived four concentration camps…and a Death March.  He turns 99 in July.  His story is remarkable…and he himself is equally as remarkable.

Here’s what you will learn when listening to this World Exclusive interview on The Motivation Show podcast:

-Where did Sam grow up and what was life like before the Germans invaded his country

-How life changed once the Germans invaded and how long did the changes take

-Why and when did Sam and his family decide to go into hiding and where did he hide

-How did Sam end up in the Krakow Ghetto, how was it different than the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and what took place in the Ghetto

-When did Sam first realize that the Germans were not just transporting Jews to what they disguised as labor camps, but were actually killing them.

-How many times was Sam transported in cattle cars and what was that like

-Which concentration camps was Sam in & what were they like

-What was life like in the concentration camps and why did they move Sam around to different camps

-What is a Death March, why and how did that happen and how did Sam survive it

-What lessons should listeners take away from Sam’s experience

-What does Never Again mean to Sam and why is it so important for him to share this and other Holocaust lessons

You can listen to this interview on any podcast listening app or use this Spotify link:    WARNING:  This interview is GUARANTEED to move you to tears!!!

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Events In April Bring Easter, Spring and Flowers Galore.



Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.

Join the Judy Garland and Fred Astaire tradition with the Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue. There is also the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or right at home the flower show at Macy’s. On select Fridays every month, you can enjoy Free Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between 5 pm and 9 pm.

Until 4/9: Macy’s Flower ShowThe show includes beautiful, bright floral arrangements, special events including live music, and kids’ activities.

until 4/23: This is The Orchid Show‘s 20th year. Reconnect with nature while experiencing the picture-perfect beauty of the orchids. On select nights, adults can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.

4/1-30: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrates Japanese culture and the arrival of spring. It features a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as a small flea market, tea ceremonies, and crafts. The highlight is the magnificent display of cherry blossom trees, with over 200 trees in full bloom. Visitors can admire the pink and white blooms and enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Tickets are usually around $40 for adults, though seniors and students get a reduced rate of $35.

4/7-16th: The New York International Auto ShowThe first new york Auto Show took place in 1900, for over 120 years now they have been sharing what’s new and interesting in the auto industry.

4/9: The Easter Parade starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am. The tradition dates back to the 1870s, where elaborate bonnets and fashion galore is full frontal.

4/9: “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” comes to MoMA.

4/15: The Tartan Day Parade is an NYC tradition that offers attendees a unique way to celebrate and honor Scottish culture. For the 25th year, there will be bagpipes, dancers, and even Scottish dogs marching in the parade. Attendance is free and open to the public. In addition to the parade, expect a whole week of Scottish-themed events and festivities.

4/15: Pillow Fight in the Park at Washington Square Park.

4/15: The New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers across all five boroughs. To get one of the 3,500 free trees that will be given away, register in advance on this website, where you’ll also get to browse through the current list of distribution dates, times and locations.

4/15 and 29: f the likes of udon, yakitori, ramen, and taiyaki make your mouth water, then mark your calendar for Japan Fes in Chelsea. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is considered a paradise for Japanese foodies and cultural enthusiasts.

4/16: Holi in The City demands food, music, dance, and fun while embracing people and organizations from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

4/22: Earth Day celebrated in NYC with a festive, family-friendly outdoor fair in Union Square. There will be dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, a green-vehicle show, family activities, music, and entertainment. 12-6pm.

4/27: Attend The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

4/27- 30: Antiquarian Book Fair now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors.


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Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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