March 1989 Issue

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Back In the Saddle Again

Twenty-five years ago, Texans hoped LBJ would lead them into the promised land. They have the same hopes for the new president, but George H. W. Bush is making no promises.


Songs of Innocence

In Joe Scruggs’s music Everymom evicts under-the-bed monsters, Everykid remembers on Monday morning the fifteen things he needs for school that day, and Everybody delights in Scruggs’s corny but sensitive portrayal of childhood.

Forgery, Texas Style

As Texans’ pride of place rose with the price of oil, collectors scrambled for the few documents of the Texas Revolution. Suddenly there seemed to be plenty to go around. But no one thought to ask why.


Domain Supplement

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

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

Picante Salsa Roja

4 plump tomatillos, husks removed8 to 10 chiles colorados4 cloves garlic, peeledSalt, to taste1/2 onion, finely choppedFresh 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 both sides (do not burn

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


Dough2 envelopes dry yeast1/2 cup warm water7 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind2 large eggs6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter2 tablespoons brandy3 1/2 cups (or more) all-purpose flourTopping6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter6 tablespoons sugarSprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl, and add 1 tablespoon sugar. Leave for 5

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



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.


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.

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