March 1989 Issue



The Boys of Spring

You probably think that the main reason to go to the Texas Rangers’ Florida training camp is to watch baseball. You’re probably wrong.


State Secrets

State Secrets

Food for thought: agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower may get plowed under; Coastal tries to cut the golden parachute; calling all cars in El Paso.



Captain Homeless

Austin’s homeless find a home sweet home on the lake; Fort Worth’s impresario of white gospel puts on a no-sweat show; Dallas’ Comet crashes; and Houston’s Orange Show marks a decade of—well, orange.

Domain Supplement

Strawberries and Oranges With Raspberry Sauce

Fruit3 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, dried, and sliced lengthwise 4 large navel oranges, peeled and cut into pithless sections 1 cup black grapes, cut in half and seededSauce2 ten-ounce packages frozen raspberries or 3 half-pints fresh raspberries 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, or to taste 2 tablespoons orange liqueur


Dough2 envelopes dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 7 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 2 large eggs 6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 2 tablespoons brandy 3 1/2 cups (or more) all-purpose flourTopping6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 6 tablespoons sugarSprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl,

Roulade of Spinach, Crab, and Mushrooms

White Sauce and Roulade Mixture6 large eggs 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups whole milk, heated 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup Emmenthaler cheese (or 1/4 cup each Emmenthaler and Parmesan)Filling4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup minced shallots 1/2

Picante Salsa Roja

4 plump tomatillos, husks removed 8 to 10 chiles colorados 4 cloves garlic, peeled Salt, to taste 1/2 onion, finely chopped Fresh cilantro, choppedHeat a comal or griddle, and roast tomatillos, turning frequently, until slightly charred and rather soft. Remove. Quickly toast chiles on comal for about 15 seconds on

Cabrito Luckett

A particularly impressive recipe that is easy to prepare in your own kitchen involves slivers of garlic and whole comino seeds.1/2 cabrito, cut in quarters 4 or more large cloves garlic, peeled and cut into slivers 2 teaspoons whole comino (cumin) seeds New Mexico chile powder Dried oregano Salt, to

Tarte du Paradis

Vanilla Genoise and Berries6 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch salt 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup Grand Marnier Raspberry or currant jam Assorted fresh spring berriesBeat first four ingredients together with electric mixer on high until batter falls in ribbon

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