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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. 1, July

4-Star Meals Worth the Schlep
If you live in the West, chances are you've had a mind-blowing meal in the middle of nowhere - the kind of spot where cows outnumber people and cell-phone bars are an amusing notion. The reasons for this are many. Chefs are striking out from cities to...
Berrylicious
Bake this summertime road food favoriteAnjou Bakery's marionberry pieSERVES 8 | 1¾ HOURS, PLUS 3 HOURS TO COOLAt a little bakery in the eastern Cascades (see page 79 for more info), you'll find this amazing pie, which has a shortbread-like crust and...
Chocolate Peppermint
Our favorite mint to grow:In your gardenMint can be invasive, so always grow it in a container. Check for chocolate peppermint at your local nurseries, or order from Mountain Valley Growers ($4.50; mountainvalley growers.com or 559/338-2775).plantSET...
Chocolate Peppermint: Our Favorite Mint to Grow
In your garden Mint can be invasive, so always grow it in a container. Check for chocolate peppermint at your Local nurseries, or order from Mountain Valley Growers ($4.50, mountainvalleygrowers.com or 559/338-2775). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Cooking with Soul: What Sets This Oakland Kitchen Apart from the Run of the Mill? A Touch of Art
"THE OLD KITCHEN was lacking in the charm department, for sure," Christina Zamora says of what came with this live-work loft in West Oakland, in a former elementary school from the 1920s. After a clever, very functional remodel, though, the kitchen...
Drink in Summer: King of the Garden Party and Backbone of the Mint Julep, Rye Is Roaring Back into Style. We Reinvent Summer Cocktails with the Spicy Spirit, Using Western Whiskeys, Fresh Herbs, and Berries and Fruit
RYE, REBORN For these cocktails, try High West Distillery rye whiskeys made in Park City, Utah (5 varieties from $30; at liquor stores or highwest.com). RYE-JITO Using a wooden spoon, muddle a handful of fresh tarragon with ice and a splash...
Drive In: Start the Car, and Bring Your Appetite. Here Are Sunset's 25 Absolutely Best Places to Eat along Western Highways, Plus 3 Hand-Down Awesomely Delicious Drives
CONTRIBUTERS: NORA BURA TRULSSON,VANESSA CHANG, SARA DICKERMAN, PETER FISH LESA GRIFFITH, ELAINE JOHNSON, LAURA RANDALL, JOHN VOLLERTSON, CLAIRE WALTER hamburgers 1 Buckhorn Tavern, San Antonio, NM The best roadside AN burgers are big and brawny...
Edibles in Disguise: The Secret to a Beautiful Kitchen Garden? Hide It in Plain Sight. L.A. Author Ivette Soler Shows How
VEGETABLES AND HERBS want to grow where it's sunny. But often, the sunniest spot is the front yard--a place where most of us wouldn't want it to install what is, basically, a working arm. "We still want our front yards to look like gardens," says Ivette...
Extreme Cuisine
Joshua Slaughter of McCarthy, Alaska, creates high-end fare in the wilderness. What's it like being top chef where the berries are fresh but the bears like them too?how'd you get here? I came up to McCarthy Lodge for a working vacation. Just for the...
Farm Markets Worth a Trip
Can't-miss stalls and stands bursting with local color and summer flavorsCome one and allBELLINGHAM FARMERS MARKET, BELLINGHAM, WA* THE SCENE What began as a small, grassroots effort has blossomed into one of Washington's biggest, most beloved markets....
Farm Markets Worth a Trip: Can't-Miss Stalls and Stands Burstin with Local Color and Summer Flavors
Come one and all BELLINGHAM FARMERS MARKET, BE.LLINGHAM, WA * THE SCENE What began as a small, grassroots effort has blossomed into one of Washington's biggest, most beloved markets. Crafts are almost as popular here as the raspberries and blueberries,...
Fast and Fresh: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Rosemary bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad SERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES 8 strips applewood-smoked bacon, chopped 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 tsp. kosher salt...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessRosemary bacon, lettuce, and tomato saladSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTES8 strips applewood-smoked bacon, chopped1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt½ cup crumbled blue cheese1...
Flavor Burst: Capture the Bounty of Summer in These Quick Jams and Pickles-So Easy, You Can Try One Every Weekend
JAM IT FAST OUR NO-CANNING RECIPES USE ONLY A FRACTION OF THE USUAL SUGAR AND ADD FLAVOR WITH UNSWEETENED FRUIT JUICE [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Spiced plum jam MAKES 4 JARS (8 OZ. EACH) 40 MINUTES Peppercorns play up the plums' natural...
Mountain Weekend
Inside Yellowstone's cowboy-crazed gateway town * Our go-to gelato in Salt Lake * Denver vs. Boulder: a food town face-offWyoming day tripCodyWhy go now: Take a break from Yellowstone just when this Wild West town is at its wildest - in the height of...
Northern California Weekend
Inside Sonoma's newest pool party * 3 reasons to leave the beach weekend in Santa Cruz * San Francisco and L.A. face off over food 1. A pie worth a try The brick-housed pizzeria and salumeria Diavola rivals any in the big city (and come...
San Franscisco vs. Los Angeles: Two West Coast Titans Duke It out for the Tide of Best Food City
ARGUING FOR S.F.>> Josh Sens has been San Francisco magazine's restaurant critic since 2002. Comparing the food scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles isn't like comparing apples and oranges. It's like pitting handpicked Fujis against plastic...
The Finishing Touch: How Food Pros Make Their Home Kitchens Feel like ... Home
My father's cleaver hangs with my other knives. He would use this cleaver for everything from butchery to brunoise. It would even make an appearance at the holiday dinner table. ELIAS CAIRO, SALUMIST-OWNER, OLYMPIC PROVISIONS, PORTLAND I have...
The Giving Garden
How one Portland family turned its yard into a community chestJUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER may be a fool's errand, but sometimes you can judge people by the books sitting on their coffee tables. The paperback at arm's reach in Angela Baker's Portland...
The Giving Garden: How One Portland Family Turned Its Yard into a Community Chest
JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER may be a fool's errand, but sometimes you can judge people by the books sitting on their coffee tables. The paperback at arm's reach in Angela Baker's Portland home is Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer...
The New 4th of July Party
Give this year's cookout a taste of the unexpectedWHY NOT TRY... deconstructing your potato saladWHY NOT TRY... pouring watermelon from a pitcherThe party starterSERVES 8 I 20 MINUTES, PLUS 3 HOURS TO FREEZEFor a nonalcoholic version, skip the tequila...
The New 4th of July Party: Give This Year's Cookout a Taste of Unexpected
The party starter SERVES 8 | 20 MINUTES, PLUS 3 HOURS TO FREEZE For a nonalcoholic version, skip the tequila and add a little water to help blend the mixture. 1 seedless watermelon (about 6 lbs.) 3/4 cup lemon juice 2 cups silver (also called...
The Wine Lover's Fish
We netted 5 favorite pairings for wild salmon, plus a simple recipe you can use to test our findings at home5 GREAT VARIETIES TO SIP WITH SALMONVIOGNIERThis rich white Rhône has the heft to stand up to meaty salmon, and its flamboyant flowers and stone...
The Wine Lover's Fish: We Netted 5 Favorite Pairings for Wild Salmon, Plus a Simple Recipe You Can Use to Test Our Findings at Home
5 GREAT VARIETIES TO SIP WITH SALMON VIOGNIER This rich white Rhone has the heft to stand up to meaty salmon, and its flamboyant flowers and stone fruit aid and abet the fish's wild side. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
What Food Changed Your Life?
Sometimes a few bites can bea revelationNAME: ROY CHOI Creator of the Korean taco. Executive chef and cofounder of the Kogi taco trucks in LA.THE FOOD: BIRRIA (Mexican goat and chile stew; recipe on sunset.com). About 15 years ago, I got to be friends...
What Food Changed Your Life? Sometimes a Few Bites Can Be a Revelation
AS TOLD TO MARGO TRUE AND SOPHIE EGAN NAME: ROY CHOI Creator of the Korean taco. Executive chef and cofounder of the Kogi taco trucks in L.A. THE FOOD: BIRRIA (Mexican goat and chile stew; recipe on sunset.com). About 15 years ago, I got to be...
What to Do in Northern California: July
QUICK SPRUCE-UPS Get your garden ready for guests by filling large pots and empty beds with masses of colorful annuals, such as cosmos, impatiens, million bells, and verbena, all of which are in bloom now. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SOLARIZE SOIL...
Why Molecular Gastronomy Must Die
And 9 other food trends I hate By Jonathan GoldAS A RESTAURANT CRITIC, we - that's the royal, food critic "we" - visit more than 300 restaurants each year. And we still feel that expectant thrill every time we sit down at a new table - the thrill we...
Why Molecular Gastronomy Must Die: And 9 Other Food Trends I Hate
AS A RESTAURANT CRITIC, we-that's the royal, food critic "we"-visit more than 30o restaurants each year. And we still feel that expectant thrill every time we sit down at a new table-the thrill we suspect theater critics feel with every rising curtain....
You Said It
Sunset readers are talkingMexico travel: Is it safe?I am disappointed in your article "Mexico Now" (May, page 12). I have traveled throughout Mexico several times and I am an avid fan. However, I think there is a real security issue that shows no forecast...
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