Rice was created to be a “university of the first rank.” Is it? Will it ever be?
Johnny Chan became a champion through nerve and dedication—and every now and then a few good hands.
They were elderly people, flattered by the attention of a nice young man. But sometimes it’s a mistake to depend on the kindness of strangers.
What do the city of Lubbock, a defunct restaurant, and a submerged neighborhood have in common? They’re all places in somebody’s heart.
In early 1836, after the fall of the Alamo, a small episode in Texas history revealed an aspect of our character we’d just as soon forget.
In most Texas cities, tortilla making is an endangered family business; in Austin, it’s a thriving family rivalry.
Bad salaries make good politicians.
The ideal caretaker for your children is a warm, nurturing person who brings order to your chaotic life—and drives you up the wall.
Representative Mike McKinney, the only doctor in the House, is battling for legislation to keep country hospitals alive despite a poor prognosis.
Houston mayoral candidate Fred Hofheinz has an incumbent and a rumor to defeat; Phil DeVries has a singing caterpillar to find; Zavala County must make a private prison pay its way; and Lori Johns is out to prove she’s the best woman on the drag strip.
Mousse with Sponge Cake Juice of 1/2 lemon 3/4 to 1 cup white wine 4 egg yolks 1/8 cup sugar 8 pieces gelatin leaves (or 2 packages gelatin), dissolved in 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water 1 quart heavy cream, whipped 1 sponge cake…
Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablepsoon cream 3 drops vanilla extract Filling 9 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup heavy cream Juice and zest of 2 lemons and 2…
Salmon 2 tablespoons lemon-thyme leaves 1 teaspoon freshly cracked white pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon snipped basil 4 seven-ounce boneless salmon filets, 1 1/2 inches thick 2 tablespoons olive oil Combine thyme, pepper, garlic, and basil. Rub mixture evenly into filets, and marinate…
Pork Loin 12 seven-ounce center cuts of fresh boneless pork loin 2 cups smooth apricot jam 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups finely sliced onions 4 cloves garlic, minced…
Finishing the hat.
Chocolate Génoise 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup each of sugar and flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Mix eggs and sugar 1 minute in bowl set in warm water. Whip on high until fluffy. Combine flour and cocoa; fold in.