Volume III, Issue 1
June 28 - July 5, 1999
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
he White Elephant is a 100-year-old bar in the middle of the Fort Worth Stockyards, which used to be the hub of the cattle industry in Texas. Now the place is something like a cowboy theme park, including dressed-up characters in the bars.
"Weber's Art of the Grill" isn't about throwing a hunk of flesh on some coals or about eating in the woods. It's about gourmet pretensions and rarified ambiance. On the other hand, "The Barbecue! Bible" offers such an extensive collection of recipes for preparing all things grilled and barbecued that it was nominated for a James Beard Award and won a Julia Child Award.
Our Birthday Picks are about following recipes and watching out for poison ivy.
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Cowboy Disneyland 
When in Texas, visit Fort Worth's Stockyards and git a wee bit Western.
Paul Gerald, MEMPHIS FLYER
Grilling for Snobs 
Jamie Purviance's Weber's Art of the Grill.
Dorothy Cole, WEEKLY ALIBI
Holy Smoke! 
With its collection of recipes, Steven Reichlen's The Barbecue! Bible is a godsend to the global griller.
Mick Vann, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
One of the great misconceptions of homemaking is that any fool can follow a recipe. If you can read, the theory goes, you can cook. This is not so.
Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
The Vile Vine
Poison ivy doesn't have to ruin your summer. Once you know the facts, you shouldn't have to worry about contracting the rash.
Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
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