April 1994 Issue

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Sadder but Wiser

What’s eating Ann Richards? As her reelection campaign finally gets in high gear, the governor seems to be fighting a case of the mopes.




Growing Young

Want to turn back the clock? A clinic in Mexico peddles a wonder hormone—just don’t expect to hear about its downside.


Crash Course

In the forties I was just a kid with a Kodak, but my fascination with car wrecks taught me many lasting lessons.


Edible Flowers

1/2 cup fresh soft goat cheese 24 edible flowers (preferably trumpet-shaped)Whip goat cheese in blender until smooth; pipe or spoon into flowers.To serve, arrange slices of stuffed lamb on plate atop tomatillo sauce. Decorate lamb with remaining pepper strips and garnish plate with flowers. Serves 6.

Tomatillo-Mint Sauce

1 pound fresh tomatillos, quartered 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic 3 tablespoons clarified butter 1 cup sherry 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped destemmed fresh mint 1 teaspoon ground black pepperSauté tomatillos, jalapeño, and garlic in clarified butter until

Stuffed Lamb Tenderloin

Lamb Tenderloin6 half-pound lamb tenderloins 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 9 cloves garlic, finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound ground veal 12 ounces oyster mushrooms, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cups chopped fresh young spinach 1 cup chopped destemmed fresh


State Fare

“Mixing so many flavors, you wouldn’t think the dish would turn out,” says Ethel Fisher, the executive chef and co-owner of Houston’s Post Oak Grill. But it does, and more is more in this unlikely pairing of lamb and not-so-subtle tomatillo sauce.Fisher spent twenty years traveling throughout Europe and South




Juvenile crime has cities across Texas resorting to teen curfews. Do they work?

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