Sunset

Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 220, No. 6, June

3 Ways with Fresh Corn
Summer's sweetest vegetable shows off its charms; plus we give some tips on the simplest ways to prepare itAS A KID, I would gorge myself on freshly husked and boiled sweet corn during its brief season every August-sometimes eating half a dozen ears...
3 Ways with Fresh Corn: Summer's Sweetest Vegetable Shows off Its Charms; Plus We Give Some Tips on the Simplest Ways to Prepare It
AS A KID, I would gorge myself on freshly husked and boiled sweet corn during its brief season every August--sometimes eating half a dozen ears for dinner and nothing else. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Now, thanks to dozens of different hybrids created...
Arianna Huffington
BRENTWOOD, CAThe author and cofounder of The Huffmgton Post talks East vs. West, the art of the dinner party, and taking L.A. seriouslyL.A. AS A FRIVOLOUS TOWN L.A. is many different cities in one, many worlds. I'm passionate about books and politics,...
Arianna Huffington: The Author and Cofounder of the Huffington Post Talks East vs. West, the Art of the Dinner Party, and Taking L.A. Seriously
L.A. AS A FRIVOLOUS TOWN L.A. is many different cities in one, many worlds. I'm passionate about books and politics, and I've found other people here who are also passionate about those things. This is where politics and entertainment intersect, which...
A River Runs through It
BY REMODELING TO SPAN A SIERRA STREAM, A NEW GENERATION OF HOMEOWNER FULFILLS A DECADES-OLD DREAMBLACK BEARS AMBLE through the yard, deer and great blue heron can be spotted through the windows, and kayakers race by all summer long. When Chris Keller...
A River Runs through It: By Remodeling to Span a Sierra Stream, a New Generation of Homeowner Fulfills a Decades-Old Dream
BLACK BEARS AMBLE through the yard, deer and great blue heron can be spotted through the windows, and kayakers race by all summer long. When Chris Keller and Charles Wolford first laid eyes on their home in Three Rivers, California, near Sequoia National...
Connect with Family
Laid-back outdoor rooms set the scene for the long days of summerTHE BRRT OF THE CAR driving over a metal cattle guard at the bottom of the driveway signals the Klausner family's arrival at their Sonoma County weekend retreat, The neighbors' cows are...
Connect with Family: Laid-Back Outdoor Rooms Set the Scene for the Long Days of Summer
THE BRRT OF THE CAR driving over a metal cattle guard at the bottom of the driveway signals the Klausner family's arrival at their Sonoma County weekend retreat. The neighbors' cows are grazing just over the fence, apples and pears are getting fat...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in less than 30 minutesWarm steak salad with marinara sauceSarah Epstein, Palo Alto, CARub 4 New York or skirt steaks (cut ½ in. thick by a butcher; about 1 ½ lbs. total) with olive oil and season with salt and freshly...
Heat Up Your Patio
An outdoor fire is an invitation to linger outside long after dusk. Choose one of these three looks, from colorful and contemporary to subtle and sustainable BY PETER O. WHITELEYEmbrace with colorA splashy and unexpected hue on the fireplace, bench,...
Heat Up Your Patio: An Outdoor Fire Is an Invitation to Linger outside Long after Dusk. Choose One of These Three Looks, from Colorful and Contemporary to Subtle and Sustainable
THE STRONG GEOMETRY of this L-shaped fireplace and grill in Los Angeles becomes even more graphic in vivid tangerine. Architect Alejandro Ortiz based his family's natural ember grill on South American barbecues. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DESIGN...
In Berry Land: Feast on Oregon's Plump, Juicy Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries
A giant bowl of berries was before me: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. They were perfect: ripe, deeply colored, tangy and sweet in a single bite. I had found berry nirvana at a wedding in Eugene, Oregon. A few years later, on another trip to...
Indian Fresh
California ingredients shine in these knockout recipes from cookbook author Niloufer Ichaporia King"AH! WHAT LUCK!" says Niloufer Ichaporia King, darting through a thicket of other shoppers' elbows. She grabs an herb I don't recognize. "This is fresh...
Indian Fresh: California Ingredients Shine in These Knockout Recipes from Cookbook Author Niloufer Ichaporia King
"AH! WHAT LUCK!" says Niloufer Ichaporia King, darting through a thicket of other shopper's elbows. She grabs an herb I don't recognize. "This is fresh coriander, about to bolt! Wonderful. You can smell it a mile away." More commonly called cilantro...
Let Me Tell You about "My" Park ... with Many State Parks Threatened by Budget Cuts, Some Famous Californians-Alice Waters, Isabel Allende, and Others-Are Speaking Up
Tomales Bay State Park, Inverness ALICE WATERS, FOUNDER OF CHEZ PANISSE RESTAURANT, ADVOCATE, AND AUTHOR '"I've been going to this park for more than 20 years--it's close to Bolinas and I can take long walks along the coast. I like to visit the...
Ogden
Artists and chefs turn a creative spotlight on downtownMT. OGDEN'S rugged flanks rise steeply above the town of Ogden, reminding you that ski hills and mountain thrills established this place as a high-adventure hub. But there's more to the pretty town...
Petaluma: Eat (Really Well), Shop, and Soak Up Summer in a Sonoma County Town Where Old Meets New
THE PERFECT SMALL TOWN, Petaluma has managed to retain its old-school rural charm--squint down Petaluma Boulevard, and it could be 1900 while adding the best from the modern world: stylish boutiques, great restaurants, and a few flower-child echoes...
Private Idaho: Move over, Sun Valley. McCall Is the New Dream Destination. A Longtime Fan Explores the Ultimate Great Adventure Town
STEAM HOVERS over the large, transparent pool at Burgdorf Hot Springs, 32 miles north of McCall. It's a rainy morning, and we've opted for these primitive springs as the perfect way to kick off our vacation. We've driven from town into the mountains,...
Rock 'N' Roll Canyon
Escape to Southern California's Topanga for close encounters of the wild kindTHE ENDLESSLY QUIXOTIC SOUND of Devendra Banhart's Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon dances inside the truck as I roll on down Topanga Canyon. Banhart recorded Smokey during...
Rock 'N' Roll Canyon: Escape to Southern California's Topanga for Close Encounters of the Wild Kind
THE ENDLESSLY QUIXOTIC SOUND of Devendra Banhart's Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon dances inside the truck as I roll on down Topanga Canyon. Banhart recorded Smokey during ragtag sessions at his Topanga house, and the album has inspired me to head...
Romance Your Pots: Tricks and Tips from a Northwest Gardener on Turning Heat-Loving Plants into Unforgettable Containers for Your Patio
"BLING FOR THE GARDEN" is how Jill Goodsell describes the captivating containers she uses to dress her property in Woodinville, Washington. "I want a garden that invites people to linger, and containers play a role in that," she says. "People stop,...
Seattle's Rising Star
Ethan Stowell's How to Cook a Wolf is drawing packs of diners-and national acclaimWHEN CHEF Ethan Stowell opened swank, serene Union doWntown in 2003, Seattle fell for his unpretentious, upscale Italian-inspired cuisine. Barely more than a year ago,...
Seattle's Rising Star: Ethan Stowell's How to Cook a Wolf Is Drawing Packs of Diners-And National Acclaim
WHEN CHEF Ethan Stowell opened swank, serene Union downtown in 2003, Seattle fell for his unpretentious, upscale Italian-inspired cuisine. Barely more than a year ago, Ethan uncorked trendy Tavolata, with a menu full of tender homemade pastas--the...
Set the Mood: Sensuous Details Transform a Patio into a Personal Backyard Haven
THIS TINY GARDEN provides a big feast for the senses: A fountain trickles softly in one corner, the fragrance of flowers floats in the air, dappled shade plays across richly textured patio floors. Comfortable pillows scattered about, furnishings with...
Summer Cabin Fever
Welcome to our rustic little slice of heaven. At Cama Beach State Park-Washington's first new state park in more than a decade-rich tidetands, epic sunsets, and berry bushes ripe for picking offer a refreshingly simple alternative to the infinity pools...
Take the Party Outside: Translate Indoor Style to Alfresco Ideas with Advice from Two Los Angeles Tastemakers
SET A LAVISH SCENE for poolside dining with an exotic-meets-earthy theme. "We love pushing color boundaries," says Jaime Rummerfield (top right), who helped transform Ron Woodson's home in L.A.'s Silver Lake. Vintage chairs upholstered in vivid Sunbrella...
Travel Finds: New vs. Old
From a downward dog before dinner to a double feature under the starsNEW TRENDYoga restaurantsFitness and fine dining-two great concepts that work even better together. At Napa's Ubuntu ($$; 1140 Main St.; ubuntunapa. com or 707/251-5656), blissed-out...
Warm Steak Salad with Marinara Sauce
Rub 4 New York or skirt steaks (cut 1/2 in. thick by a butcher; about 1 1/2 lbs. total)with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (preferably made with balsamic vinegar) until simmering; keep warm. Grill...
Water Smart
Experts' tips on saving water and money in your house and gardenThe panelists Hamlet "Chips" Barry, manager, Denver water Peter Glecik, president, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and security, Oakland Bruce Hallin, manager,...
Water Smart: Experts' Tips on Saving Water and Money in Your House and Garden
WATER IS A HOT TOPIC in the West. Recently, Sunset brought together a panel of top water experts to share insights about the region's rivers (see March, page 109; or read or listen to the whole conversation at sunset.com/ roundtable). They also offered...
What to Do in Northern California
Shopping Water gardens For a great selection of water features and water plants, check out Flora Tropicana Aquatics in Elk Grove (10255 Grant Line Rd.; floratropicana.com or 916/714-4200). The 5-acre showroom and growing grounds feature ponds and...
What to Do in the Rockies: June
BOZEMANGet on a bike-or watchWhether you're hiking or watching cyclists cruise by, Bozeman is the place to put the longest day of the year to good use. The second annual Longest Day of Trails has cyclists pedaling a 25-mile loop to raise awareness and...
What to Do in the Rockies: June
PlantingHeat-loving annuals For color later this summer, sow these flower seeds in prepared beds: amaranth, cosmos, morning glory (before sowing, use toenail clippers to cut off one corner of each seed, then soak the seeds in water overnight), portulaca,...
You Asked Us
We answer your questions for seasonal ideas, problem-solvers, and more"What's the one food festival I shouldn't miss this year?"It's a wonderland for food-loving grown-ups and kids alike: Slow Food Nation, the first event of its kind in America. Inspired...
You Asked Us ... We Answer Your Questions for Seasonal Ideas, Problem-Solvers, and More
"What's the one food festival I shouldn't miss this year?" It's a wonderland for food-loving grown-ups and kids alike: Slow Food Nation, the first event of its kind in America. Inspired by the ground-breaking Slow Food events of Italy, which promote...
You Can't Beat Bubbles: If You Only Pop Open Sparkling Wine for Fancy Toasts, You're Missing out on a Lot of Summer Fun. Just Ask Our Staff Tasting Panel
Our picks Best pairing Other faves BLANC DE Literally, "white of Deviled eggs Sushi, grilled BLANCS whites." Made exclusively Notoriously shrimp, from Chardonnay. hard on...
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