April 1991 Issue

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Meaner Than a Junkyard Dog

“Guys like me like Iraq,” says Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt. “That’s the way the real world works, baby.”



Cult of Self

With their earnest autobiographical and cultural themes, the young Mexican painters and sculptors are following the legacy of Frida Kahlo.


Net Worth

How does NBA superstar David Robinson handle his millions? He passes them to a real mom-and-pop operation—his parents.

State Fare

Opposites attract in this fetching dish from Houston’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. A dusting of cajun seasoning and split-second blackening forthrightly support the lamb’s delicate flavor, and an opulent creamy sauce emboldened with jalapeños positions this creation by executive sous-chef Kevin Dimond squarely in the Southwest.Dimond’s mix-and-match technique has found a champion




Jalapeno-Blue Cheese Sauce

2 fresh jalapeños 2 ounces cream 2 ounces sour cream 4 ounces mayonnaise 1/4 bunch cilantro 1/4 bunch parsley 4 ounces blue cheese 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt to taste Pepper to tasteClean and seed jalapeños, then combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. If mixture becomes

Ballroom Lamb Chops

16 lamb chops 2 tablespoons olive oil Cajun Magic (see recipe below) Jalapeño-blue cheese sauce (see recipe below)Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush lamb chops with thin coat of olive oil, then dip in Cajun Magic blackening spice mixture, coating them on all sides. In hot cast-iron skillet, sear chops

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