September 1990 Issue

Features

Feature

Mad at the World

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.

Web

Soda Bread

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 soda. Cut in shortening, add buttermilk, and mix

Whiskey-Cured Salmon

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 pepper together. Place half of salmon skin-

Miscellany

Domain

Domain

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

State Fare

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

Columns

Religion

Devout Discord

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

Lifestyle

Call Me

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

Reporter

Reporter

State Wide Reporter: Knife Fight

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.

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