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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. 227, No. 4, October

Best Hotels in the West
Check in and you're instantly on vacation. Relaxed. Pampered. Smitten by the sceneryOUR EDITORS scouted, snooped, and dozed in hundreds of hotels over the past year to find the 25 best for weekend getaways. Although they might feel a million miles away,...
Best Hotels in the West: Check in and You're Instantly on Vacation. Relaxed. Pampered. Smitten by the Scenery
OUR EDITORS scouted, snooped, and dozed in hundreds of hotels over the past year to find the 25 best for weekend getaways. Although they might feel a million miles away, almost every place is within an hour's drive of a major airport, and most are...
Beyond the Pie
It's the month's most beloved-but expected-icon. Let's see what the pumpkin can realty doCURRY LEAVES MAKE THIS VEAGAN LEAVES CURRY INTENSELY AROMATICCashew, coconut, and pumpkin currySERVES 4 | 50 MINUTES1 ½ qts. peeled, 1 ½-Jn. chunks pumpkin or other...
Beyond the Pie: It's the Month's Most Beloved-But Expected-Icon. Let's See What the Pumpkin Can Realty Do
Cashew, coconut, and pumpkin curry SERVES 4 | 50 MINUTES 1 1/2 qts. peeled, 11/2-in, chunks pumpkin or other orange-fleshed squash (from a 3-lb. squash) About 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided 3 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided 1 onion, halved and cut into...
Cool Syrah
Look to cold climates for the best bottles-dark-fruited, wild, and wonderfulTHE NEXT BIG RED? A decade ago, West Coast wine writers, en masse, declared it was going to be Syrah. Winemakers excited about this complex and meaty Rhône grape dubbed themselves...
Cool Syrah: Look to Cold Climates for the Best Bottles-Dark-Fruited, Wild, and Wonderful
THE NEXT BIG RED? A decade ago, West Coast wine writers, en masse, declared it was going to be Syrah. Winemakers excited about this complex and meaty Rhone grape dubbed themselves the Rhone Rangers and planted vines in wildly various appellations....
Discover New Wine Country
In Idaho's Low-key Snake River Valley, the wine is getting seriously goodIF THERE'S GREAT WINE out there, I want to taste it. So I'm d rawn to the Snake River Valley, having heard that a few key talents in this rich agricultural region are raising the...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessGrilled pork chops with plum chutneySERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES4 bone-in pork chops (each about 8 oz. and ¾ in. thick)½ tsp. each kosher salt and pepper1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed½ tsp. mustard seeds1...
Fast & Fresh: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Grilled pork chops with plum chutney SERVES 41 30 MINUTES [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 4 bone-in pork chops (each about 8 oz. and 3/4 in. thick) 1/2 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds 1 tbsp. vegetable...
Hits of the '70S
The Disco Decade is having a surprising revival, but never fearno mirrored balls hereWALKING into the 1920s West Hollywood bungalow owned by Heather Taylor and Alex de Cordoba, you're entering a home filled not with Jazz Age glamour or sturdy Craftsman...
Hits of the '70S: The Disco Decade Is Having a Surprising Revival, but Never Fear-No Mirrored Balls Here
WALKING INTO the 19205 West Hollywood bungalow owned by Heather Taylor and Alex de Cordoba, you're entering a home filled not with Jazz Age glamour or sturdy Craftsman charm, but with the spirit of an era not universally beloved by those who lived...
Moroccan Modern
With Michelin star and Iron Chef America laurels in hand, San Iran ci sco's M ou rad Lahlou just published his first cookbook. Next up? His own TV BY JESSICA BATTILANAQ+AYou've been credited with reinventing Moroccan food in America. How has your cooking...
Moroccan Modern: With Michelin Star and Iron Chef America Laurels in Hand, San Francisco's Mourad Lahlou Just Published His First Cookbook. Next Up? His Own TV Show
Q+A You've been credited with reinventing Moroccan food in America. How has your cooking changed over the years? I think I've grown up as a cook. I'm no longer just re-creating traditional Moroccan food; Pm trying to use those techniques and ingredients...
Mountain Weekend
Inside Utah's fierce fall color * Veggies made fun in Boulder * A knockout kayak trip on Grand Teton's Leigh LakeUtah day tripLoganWhy go now: Move over, Vermont. The red maples, yellow aspens, and green pines hugging this laid-back college town light...
Nut Oils
Made from local almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts? Check. Great on salads? Check. Rich in unsaturated fats? Check plus!Fall green salad with apples, nuts, and pain d'épice dressingSERVES 6 | 30 MINUTESThe spices in this salad are like those in French gingerbread,...
River Rising: With a Swirl of New Restaurants, Bars, and Cultural Attractions, Downtown Napa Finally Lives Up to Its Name
ON A BALMY EVENING along the revived banks of the Napa River, a couple pauses to contemplate a menu composed by an Iron Chef. Just up the block, glasses clink in wine bars, conversation swells in bistros, and shoppers fill the aisles of tony boutiques....
Rock the Vineyard
Maynard James Keenan of Jerome. Arizona, makes wine on the Southwest frontier. But he hasn't given up his other gig-music iconYOU EARNED PLATINUM RECORDS AS THE LEAD SINGER OF TOOL. THEN YOU BAILED ON THE L.A. ROCK SCENE. WHY? I had a dream I was supposed...
See the Show
Kick up leaves, splash through a creek, and take in the views during nature's most spectacular season1/ Maroon BelLs, Aspen, COPopular for a reasonCoLorado's most photographed Landscape is even better in Living coLor when the distinctive symmetry of...
See the Show: Kick Up Leaves, Splash through a Creek, and Take in the Views during Nature's Most Spectacular Season
1 Maroon Belts, Aspen, CO Popular for a reason Colorado's most photographed landscape is even better in living color, when the distinctive symmetry of snow-dusted Maroon and North Maroon Peaks are framed by a ribbon of aspens, all reflected on...
South Mountain
Why go now: To breach your air-conditioned cocoon for some of Phoenix's best hiking, riding, birding, and eating. Where are we exactly? Wedged between the Salt River and a trio of mountain ranges. Bounty then: Until the 19705, the area was known...
Spud Heaven
A goof-proof method returns harm-fresh vegetables into addictive snacksSuper-crisp friesSERVES 6 | 1 ¼ HOURSAbout 2 lbs. potatoes, cut (see below for specifics)Vegetable oil for fryingFine sea salt1. Spread cut potatoes in bottom of a large roasting...
Spud Heaven: A Goof-Proof Frying Method Turns Farm-Fresh Vegetables into Addictive Snacks
Super-crisp fries SERVES |1 3/4 HOURS [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] About 2 lbs. potatoes, cut (see below for specifics) Vegetable oil for frying Fine sea salt 1. Spread cut potatoes in bottom of a large roasting pan in a single layer. Add...
Star of the Bay
In Morro Bay, California, farmer Neal Maloney's oysters are taking center stageSNICK THATS THE QUIET SOUND of Neal Maloney shucking an oyster. With the msddw sun glinting off the bay around us, he pops it open as effortlessly as hes unlucking his own...
Star of the Bay: In Morro Bay, California, Farmer Neal Maloney's Oysters Are Taking Center Stage
SNICK. THAT'S THE QUIET SOUND of Neal Maloney shucking an oyster. With the midday sun glinting off the bay around us. he pops it open as effortlessly as if he's unlocking his own front door. He hands it, all shimmering and pearly, to me. In a second...
STEWS and BREWS
Beer can be better than wine with foodespecially bold stewsPAIRING TIPFlavor the food to match the beerBranded cranberry short-rib stewPaired with: Deschutes Brewery Black Butte PorterSERVES 8 | 4 HOURS; OVERNIGHT CHILLING OPTIONAL This silky, complex...
Stew Season
Where I live in Northern California, October is a mixed-up month. Tomatoes can still be found Lounging in my backyard garden, like summer tourists who've extended their stay. Even as pumpkins start popping up on porches and windowsills, I'm still walking...
Take Back Halloween
KILLER punch, classy finger bites, and GOTHIC decor that breaks free of jack-o's for a sophisticated soireeMini caramel apples, spiced apple cider, and doughnut holes with caramel dip. opposite Broccoli soup shots with cheddar bites.Bromeliads for a...
The Big Ideas
What makes a Smart Home smart? Trends we're watching this year BY CHRISTINE RYANAS WE LOOK FORWARD to the upcoming unveiling of Sunset's 2on Smart Homes project in Palo Alto, California, let's explore what exactly qualifies a home as "smart." We're not...
The Big Ideas: What Makes a Smart Home Smart? Trends We're Watching This Year
AS WE LOOK FORWARD to the upcoming unveiling of Sunset's 2011 Smart Homes project in Palo Alto, California, let's explore what exactly qualifies a home as "smart." We're not talking about pie-in-the-sky vaporware or deep-pocket items that only Bill...
The Drinkable Garden
Happy hour recipes from an Oakland front yardWHEN LUCY AND KARL Leahy moved into an Oakland house with prolific fig and apple trees, they did what any resourceful homeowner would do-. Make jam. Lots of it. Until friends started saying, "Sure, come on...
The Drinkable Garden: Happy Hour Recipes from an Oakland Front Yard
WHEN LUCY AND KARL Leahy moved into an Oakland house with prolific fig and apple trees, they did what any resourceful homeowner would do: Make jam. Lots of it. Until friends started saying, "Sure, come on over, but don't bring any more of that stuff."...
What to Do in the Rockies October
Scatter wildflowersSow perennial blue flax (Unum perenne) this month to enjoy next May. Rough up the soil with a rake before sprinkling seeds. After sowing, smooth with the back of the rake, then water well.REPLANT PEONIESIf yours didn't bloom last spring,...
What to Do in the Southwest October
GROW ARTICHOKES SUNSET CLIMATE ZONES 12-13: Set out gallon-size plants now for spring harvest. Try 'Purple Italian Globe' and 'Green Globe', two attractive plants that produce flavorful chokes. Find both at Raintree Nursery (rain treenursery.com)....
Where the Garden Pros Shop
You too can score big at this fall's plant salesAUTUMN ISSALE SEASON at some of the best botanical gardens, plant societies, and horticultural schools around the West. Which is perfect timing, because many perennials, shrubs, and trees should be planted...
Where the Garden Pros Shop: You Too Can Score Big at This Fall's Plant Sales
AUTUMN IS SALE SEASON at some of the best botanical gardens, plant societies, and horticultural schools around the West. Which is perfect timing, because many perennials, shrubs, and trees should be planted now. The cool months ahead (and, in many...
You Said It
Good times, good eats, great parksThe August issue arrived just as my family and I were embarking on a national parks tour to the Southwest. Your gourmet camp food article inspired me to buy a dutch oven (page 78). Never having cooked on one, I was both...
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