September 1990


Mad at the World

Aug 31, 1990 By Patricia Sharpe

It’s hard to be Mr. Nice Guy when your son has suffered brain damage, your insurance has been canceled, and your life is in an uproar.


Soda Bread

Aug 31, 1990 By Texas Monthly

4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup caraway seeds 1 egg yolk 4 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and…

Whiskey-Cured Salmon

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 1/2 cups kosher salt 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cracked black peppercorns 4- to 5-pound salmon, deboned and fileted by butcher 1 bunch fresh rosemary 1 bunch fresh sage 1 cup Irish whiskey Walnut oil, as needed Mix salt, sugar, and…



Aug 31, 1990 By Helen Thompson

The Shining; Looming Large; Building a Better Cookie; Once Upon a Wall.

State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Neil Doherty, the executive chef at the Marker in Houston’s Adam’s Mark Hotel (2900 Briarpark Drive) was something of a child prodigy. By 21, he was already a head chef in his native Ireland, where he learned the value of cooking with local ingredients such as seaweed and nettles. He…


Devout Discord

Aug 31, 1990 By kathryncasey

A bishop and a believer challenge pro-choice Catholics—and force Corpus Christi into a crisis of conscience.

Call Me

Aug 31, 1990 By Mimi Swartz

My phone habit saps my energy and drains my wallet. But wait—there’s my other line. Can you hold?


State Wide Reporter: Knife Fight

Aug 31, 1990 By katemcconnico

Is this the knife Jim Bowie took to the Alamo? Owner Bart Moore and Spirit of the Alamo founder John Stokes believe that the bladesmith’s stamp and Bowie’s name prove it is.