The assignment was the chance of a lifetime to see the whole state once and for all. At times pure pleasure and at times a feat of will, it was always and foremost a writer’s dream come true.
Thirty-four years after his Pulitzer prize-winning Great River, historian Horgan publishes a moody sketchbook of his journey along the Rio Grande.
For years Jamail’s was the queen of Houston grocery stores. Now the Jamail family is at odds, and two rival chains are getting ready for a major food fight.
As the president of Texas’ largest private grocery chain, Charles Butt learned that in order to be nice to his customers he has to be tough on his competitors. And vice versa.
Up in the sky, it’s a plan, it’s a helicopter—no it’s a tiltrotor, the Texas hybrid that will soon revolutionize air travel.
Downtown San Antonio get a makeover; two for T-shirts; a spine-tingling story of a racehorse; the real winners at the Miss U.S.A. pageant; the Brownies go to marketing.
Dallas lawyers Arlen Bynum and John Collins are personal friends and profession foes. They get a kick out of both roles.
Megadeveloper Trammel Crow bought farmland in Louisiana, but can his company’s big-city savvy make it pay?
When the network canceled the Hispanic cop show Juarez before anyone had a chance to see it, all of El Paso was up in arms. Peace, El Paso, peace.
You’ll never gas what the Sierra Club is up to now; impossible but true; the Austin American-Statesman descends to a new low; Jesse Jones may have a solution for Texas’ economic problems.
Celebrating the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.
Recipe from chef Jeff Blank, Hudson’s on the Bend. 1 12-ounce lamb loin filet 2 pounds lamb bones 2 medium onions 1 stalk celery 3 carrots 5 bay leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 1/2 cup whole mint and 2 teaspoons chopped mint 2…
Boneless Smoked Quail 6 boned quail, about 3 ounces each 2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt 2 teaspoons Ac’cent seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning Mix spices together, adding water (about 7 to 8 teaspoons) until an almost…
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated 4 ounces sour cream 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon each of fresh or dried basil, oregano, and thyme Juice of 2 lemons 2 to 3…
The resourceful chefs at Hudson’s on the Bend don’t always follow the nouvelle script: their robust improvisations, both ethnic and elegant, result in more rewarding meals.
1 1/2 cups peeled, seeded cucumbers, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 1 cup 1/4-inch diced celery 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced white onions 1 cup 1/4-inch diced carrots 1 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced Roma tomatoes 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced leeks 1/2 cup watercress, chopped 1/4…
Lighter fare for a springtime menu.
Raspberries meet white chocolate.
Recipe from Suzanne Makin, Petaluma Bakery, Dallas. Crust 3/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light…
1 pound fresh or frozen rhubarb, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 10-ounce bag frozen sweetened strawberries or raspberries (or 1 pound fresh berries, stemmed, with 1/2 cup sugar added) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon minced candied ginger 2 tablespoons Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) or crème…
1 tablespoon sweet unsalted butter 2 veal loin chops, 1/2 pound each 1/4 pound large fresh button, shiitake, or oyster mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and quartered 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup veal or chicken stock (homemade or unsalted canned broth) 1/3 cup heavy…
1/4 pound medium farfalle (bow-tie or butterfly) pasta, cooked, drained, and tossed with 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil 1 pound fresh asparagus, thick ends snapped off (peel if stalks are thick) 1 shallot, minced 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (best brands…