Author: Margaret Zainey Roux

Gatherings | Flexing Mussels

  Vadouvan Spiced Mussels with Coconut, Lime, and Fresh Garden Herbs Ingredients 2 pounds Prince Edward Island mussels (cleaned and debearded) 2 tablespoons whole unsalted butter (1/2 for beginning of recipe and 1/2 for end of recipe) 2 tablespoons extra virgin…

Style | Patriot Games

1. Antique Qashqai Kilim rug, Virginia Dunn, 2727 Prytania St. Suite 13, 437-1850, virginiadunn.com 2. “Splatter” enamelware serving bowl, Adler’s Jewelry, 722 Canal St. and 2937 Veterans Blvd. Suite B, 523-5292, adlersjewelry.com 3. Fish decorative wall puzzle made in Germany,…

Style: Branching Out

1. Handpainted Sarrancolin placemat. E. Lee Jahncke Fine Finishes, 926 Valmont St., 939-7987, eleejahncke.com 2. Custom frames. Uptown Frames, 237 Broadway St., 866-1576, uptownframes.com 3. Dessert plate. JADE, 324 Metairie Rd., 875-4420, jadenola.com 4. Embroidered pillow (insert included but not…

Gatherings: Fresh Catch

Lemon Roasted Grouper INGREDIENTS 4 6-oz grouper fillets, skin off 2 oz lemon juice 2 oz lemon-infused olive oil 2 lemons, each thinly sliced into 12 even rounds 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed, stems peeled,…

The Lost Art of the Letter

1. Air plant. Dunn and Sonnier Antiques Florals and Gifts 3433 Magazine St. 504-524-3235 dunnandsonnier.com  2. Florentine letter box. Dunn and Sonnier Antiques Florals and Gifts 3433 Magazine St. 504-524-3235 dunnandsonnier.com  3. Leather-look hardback journals. Scriptura 5423 Magazine St. 504-897-1555…

Comfort Food

English Peas with Cauliflower Cream and Country Ham INGREDIENTS 1 head cauliflower 1 quart milk 8 ounces butter 1 pound English or green peas 3 cups panko bread crumbs 1 cup olive oil 3 lemons 8 ounces country ham salt and…

Stay Neutral

EUGENIA UHL PHOTO 1. Handmade and faux-finished to look like the real deal, this resin turtle shell is mounted on a custom iron stand and brings a sense of swamp chic to a bookshelf or tabletop. Virginia Dunn New Orleans,…

Mama Knows Best

Crawfish Cornbread Dressing Dressing Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 rib celery, finely diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound cleaned crawfish tails 1 ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon…

hot takes

  1. This hand-painted tin pagoda epitomizes chinoiserie chic. Insert a candle and use it as a lantern or fill it with succulents for a terrific terrarium. Sotre, 3933 Magazine St., 504-304-9475, sotrenola.com.         2.  Amanda Talley is taking…

Caribbean Connection

Chef Nina Compton channels memories of her charmed island childhood with this fresh and fruity summer recipe

In the Pink

1. The Palermo chair is wrapped in hand-woven, all-weather synthetic wicker making it the perfect perch for your chic outdoor retreat. Haven Custom Furnishings, 300 Jefferson Highway, Suite 102, 504-304-2144, havencustomfurnishings.com. 2. Made from lightweight composite, lacquered in a high…

Beef It Up

Ingredients (per serving) 1 dry-aged New York Strip ½ cup Merlot mushroom sauce 1 broiled stuffed tomato Steak Directions Evenly season the steak with salt and pepper. Coat the steak with vegetable oil. This may be done up to 3…

Room Mates

  1.“The Fonville Winans Cookbook: Recipes and Photographs from a Louisiana Artist,” includes more than 100 of photographer Winan’s original recipes, personal stories and never-seen-before images. Octavia Books, octaviabooks.com.   2. Evoking memories of fireside chats and cozy sweaters, KOBO’s…

Fresh Perspective

Inspired by flavors of her heritage, Chef Diana Chauvin Galle puts a Thai twist on a local favorite

STYLE

Orange Crush The flecks of juicy orange on this natural flax background will have you seeing spots. Available in 20-inch square and lumbar sizes, local blogger and decorator Whitney J. designs and handmakes pillows in her eponymous collection to reflect…

Style

“How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century” (Rizzoli, $55) Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, “Decorating is autobiography.” Reflecting that truism, the exquisite interiors featured in “How They Decorated” capture the individual approaches of such 20-century style icons…

Game on!

Chef Brian Larson of Clancy’s shares a warm, weeknight crowd-pleaser

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Standing Ovation France & Son’s spider lamp is an applause-worthy reinterpretation of the midcentury French icon by Serge Mouille. Dramatic shapes and angles create a theatrical feel within the room, making it as much a work of art as it…

Style

1. Lounging ‘Round Made of stainless steel with a brushed brass finish, the Kelly bar chair marries old Hollywood glamour with contemporary chic. With its T-shaped barrel back styling and fluted base, Kelly was inspired by the iconic bar stools…

Hop to It

Served with a side of toe-tappin’ flavor, summer’s freshest catch will put some spring in your step.

STYLE

It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through The Stylish Small Stuff (Rizzoli, $45.00) Featuring exquisite design vignettes from today’s top designers including Bunny Williams, Alessandra Blanca and India Hicks, author Susanna Salk’s It’s the Little Things inspires readers to…

Bright Idea

Bold in color and flavor, this savory dish proves that cobbler isn’t just for fruit anymore!

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Velvet Underground Turn a simple sofa or classic wooden chair into the rock star of your living room. Oversized and overstuffed, this custom designed pillow is uber-edgy. The pink colorway is anything but sweet, and the ambiguous animal cut-velvet pattern…

Chilling Out

A zesty take on an icebox pie that’s perfect for our temperate winters

Bacon Me Crazy

How to give the old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich an intoxicating new flavor.

Savoring Summer

A salad featuring corn fresh off the cob and Gulf shrimp make a satisfying summer dish.