April 1993 Issue


How They Do It

How Jim Wright schoozes, George Foreman bruises, ZZ Top trims, and Janet Evans swims, plus the straight skinny on everything else from nearly fifty other Texas celebrities.


French Twist

In Texas, singer Calvin Russell can barely fill a club. In France, he’s more popular than Willie—and sells more records.


Power Flower

Mother Nature made it impossible to grow azaleas in Dallas’ alkaline soil—unless you mulch with money.


Saffron Rice

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Saffron Rice1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds Pinch of saffron threads 3/4 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned broth 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon chopped lemon peel 3 tablespoons chopped garlic

Flowerpot Bread

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Flowerpot Bread4 four-inch clay flowerpots Nonstick cooking spray Wax paper 32 ounces bread dough To prepare pots, wash in dishwasher, spray with cooking spray, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Repeat spraying and baking process 4 times, allowing to cool between each application.Spray inside of

Cornish Game Hens Acapulco

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Cornish Game Hens Acapulco1 tablespoon garlic purée 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves (or 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano) 1 tablespoon salsa (or 1 teaspoon cayenne) Salt to taste


State Fare

“We thought about closing Hilltop after we bought it, but we just about had a mutiny on our hands,” says James D. Smith, Jr. He was speaking of the legendary country eating place that Madalene Hill opened 38 years ago in Cleveland, just a few miles from its present incarnation



Hog Wild

Houston’s young execs take to the streets on a fleet of shiny Harleys.

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