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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. 5, November

A Diner Thanksgiving
Tired of the same old holiday thing? Shake off tradition with this fun, casual menuThanksgiving turkey slidersSERVES 8 (MAKES 16) | 1 ½ HOURSTo keep these hot, set out the buns assembly line-style and have a friend add toppings after you place the patties.4...
Beer's Got Flavor
Portland's Beervana blogger Jeff Alworth on a new brewing trend that challenges wine's dominance at the dinner tableSOMETHING IS HAPPENING at high-end brewpubs and gastropubs. Herbs, spices, exotic fruit, even vegetables like beets and mushrooms are...
Beer's Got Flavor: Portland's Beervana Blogger Jeff Alworth on a New Brewing Trend That Challenges Wine's Dominance at the Dinner Table
SOMETHING IS HAPPENING at high-end brewpubs and gastropubs. Herbs, spices, exotic fruit, even vegetables like beets and mushrooms are making their way into sophisticated beers. Before you roll your eyes at another artisanal food trend gone too far,...
Dr. Jaws
Salvador Jorgensen of the Monterey Bay Aquarium tags, tracks, and studies the Pacific's fiercest predator. What's it like to be the shark guy?WHY GREAT WHITE SHARKS? Everybody loves sharks.LOVES? ISN'T EVERYBODY AFRAID OF them? Okay, they love to be...
Exotic Mushrooms
"Saying 'I don't like mushrooms' is like saying 'I don't like vegetables.' There's a mushroom for everybody," says Ian Garrone, whose family owns Far West Fungi, which grows about 9 varieties at any given time. When you buy a Far West mushroom, it's...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessShawarma lamb with couscous saladSERVES 4 30 MINUTES1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1 cup couscous1 medium carrot, shredded½ cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley¼ cup olive oil, dividedZest...
From Farm to Feast
Ingredients make the meal. Our favorites from the West's best farms, with subliipe recipes BY, JESSICA BATTILANATalus Wind Ranch's HERITAGE TURKEYSTimothy Willms is one of a handfu I of ranchers across the country who are bringing back humanely raised...
From Farm to Feast: Ingredients Make the Meal. Our Favorites from the West's Best Farms, with Sublime Recipes
Heritage turkey with crisped pancetta and rosemary SERVES 8 TO 10 | 4 HOURS, PLUS AT LEAST 1 DAY TO BRINE Heritage turkey thighs and legs have amazing flavor but can be tough. For best results, braise the legs and thighs and roast the breast. Do this...
Heat Up Your Holiday
Take awav all the food, family, and football, and what is Thanksgiving, really? Fourfull days. We suggest you use them wisely- and warmly1| ESCAPE TO BAJAAn hour north of the carnivalesque crowds in Cabo, Rancho Pescadero is the Baja beauty that steals...
Heat Up Your Holiday: Take Away All the Food, Family, and Football, and What Is Thanksgiving, Really? Four Full Days. We Suggest You Use Them Wisely-And Warmly
1 ESCAPE TO BAJA An hour north of the carnivalesque crowds in Cabo, Rancho Pescadero is the Baja beauty that steals our hearts over and over again. Turkey Day here is all about downward dog in the glossy new yoga pavilion, following sea turtle tracks...
Locavore Thanksgiving: Where to Buy the Best Ingredients near You
Heritage turkeys Look for one of the lo or so breeds defined as "heritage/' including Black Spanish, Blue Slate, Bourbon Red, Jersey Buff, Narragansett, Royal Palm, Standard Bronze, and White Holland. Bolinas, CA BN RANCH Black Spanish, Bourbon...
Makah Ozette Potatoes
Andrew Stout had no idea his potatoes were so precious until Slow Food's Seattle office found out that he and his wife, Wendy Munroe, were growing Makah Ozettes, and the grassroots food organization immediately asked them to plant more. Andrew, who'd...
Mountain Weekend
Inside Stretch your legs in Boulder's new park » Dinosaurs come to Salt Lake City » The hip art scene off the Strip m Las VegasDay tripGlenwood Springs, COWhy go now: The tourist herd has thinned, turning this hotsprings town back into a serene village...
Nevada City
Northern California weekend Inside The Sierra Foothills' best little art town * A coastal hike for you and your pooch * Las Vegas like you've never seen it Why go now: A slew of galleries, bookstores, and locavore bistros shows off this town's...
November: Your Rockies Guide
GARDEN WE LOVEWELCOME INThe best holiday celebrations start with a gorgeous front garden - it's a gift to guests making their way to the door. Hidden from the street by a stucco wall, the walk in Diana Lee and Roy Stahlgren's Denver yard is made of sandstone...
Pumpkin & Chocolate
Just in time for Thanksgiving, two great tastes that go even better togetherPumpkin-orange cheesecake with chocolate crust and salted caramelSERVES 16 I 3 HOURS, PLUS AT LEAST 5 HOURS TO CHILLFor a fissure-free cheesecake, beat your filling just until...
Pumpkin & Chocolate: Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Two Great Tastes That Go Even Better Together
Pumpkin-orange cheesecake with chocolate crust and salted caramel SERVES 16 | 3 HOURS, PLUS AT LEAST 5 HOURS TO CHILL For a fissure-free cheesecake, beat your filling just until It's blended--no more. (Too much air in the mixture will make it deflate,...
Revive the Old Flame
4 ways to transform a fireplace into a showstopperTilePortland designers Pamela Hill and Lois MacKenzie (modernbeachhouse.com) lifted this once-dark river-rock fireplace into the modern day with textured white tile.Get the look: Custom-made Heath Oval...
Revive the Old Flame: 4 Way to Transform a Fireplace into a Showstopper
Tile Portland designers Pamela Hill and Lois MacKenzie (modernbeachhouse.com) lifted this once-dark river-rock fireplace into the modern day with textured white tile. Get the look: Custom-made Heath Oval tile in chalk white with matte finish ($77/...
SAUSAGES to the Rescue
It's that time of year- a house full of visitors tired of leftovers. Maybe you need to call in a little help...Argentine-style sausage sandwichesSERVES 4TO 6 I 45 MINUTESFor these sandwiches, Morgan Robinson, chef-owner of Smoke Open Fire Cooking in...
Sausages to the Rescue: It's That Time of Year-A House Full of Visitors Tired of Leftovers. Maybe You Need to Call in a Little Help
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Argentine-style sausage sandwiches SERVES 4 TO 5 | 45 MINUTES For these sandwiches, Morgan Robinson, chef-owner of Smoke Open Fire Cooking in Napa, grills the sausages outside (and the cheese too, in a small cast-iron skillet)....
Sides, the Vegan Way
Delicious strategies to borrow, whether you're flirting-with vegan cooking or just need fresh ideas for the big mealRoasted cauliflower and shallots with chard and dukkahSERVES 8 TO 10 (MAKES 8 CUPS)1 HOURThe secret ingrethent in this dish, inspired...
Sides, the Vegan Way: Delicious Strategies to Borrow, Whether, You're Filtering with Vegan Cooking or Just Need Fresh Ideas for the Big Meat
Roasted cauliflower and shallots with chard and dukkah SERVES 8 TO 10 (MAKES S CUPS) 1 HOUR The secret ingredient in this dish, inspired by one served by chef Matthew Dillon at the Corson Building in Seattle, is an easy-to-make Egyptian toasted-nut-and-spice...
Smart Homes: High Tech Gets a Mod Look in Our Two Palo Alto Houses
MEET THE JETSONS. Well, not really, but meet today's equivalent: two forward-thinking (albeit imaginary) couples who inspired the designs for our 1,500-square-foot Sunset Smart Homes, located side by side in Palo Alto, California. The Optimists live...
The California Cooking School
In Manhattan, she stored sweaters in her oven and ordered takeout. But San Francisco made her a chefMY MOTHER NEVER COOKED. Growing up, watching her head out the door every morning in her sharp suits and tassled pumps, I thought the feminist revolution...
The California Cooking School: In Manhattan, She Stored Sweaters in Her Oven and Ordered Takeout. but San Francisco Made Her a Chef
MY MOTHER NEVER COOKED. Growing up, watching her head out the door every morning in her sharp suits and tassled pumps, I thought the feminist revolution meant women never had to turn on the stove again. It took me years to realize how naive this was,...
The West's Best Bottles
OURJUDGES TASTED SOU WINES to bring you the most extraordinary. Plus this year's top wine bars, tasting rooms, and wine prosSTEALS$15 & UNDERWhitesGRUET NONVINTAGE BLANC DE NOIRS(Lower Rio Grande, New Mexico; $15)Wild strawberries pop with rich,...
The West's Best Bottles: Our Judges Tasted 500 Wines to Bring You the Most-Extraordinary. Plus This Years Top Wine Bars, Tasting Rooms, and Wine Pros
BY SARA SCHNEIDER STEALS $15 & UNDER White GRUET NON VINTAGE BLANC DE NOIRS [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] (Lower Rio Grande, New Mexico; $15] Wild strawberries pop with rich, yeasty bubbles. RUNNER-UP LIBERTY SCHOOL 2009 CHARDONNAY...
Turkey Day 2.0
This year will be the first time in 10 years that my mother, brother, and I will, gather for Thanksgiving with our spouses and children. We'll be flying to my brother's house back East, our college-age children making the pilgrimage from all over the...
Viva Arts Vegas
You've seen the glitZj now find the city's true creative spirit. Hint: It's not on the StripTIM BAVINGTON isn't answering his door. The Las Vegas artist, whose paintings have shown in Paris, London, and New York, was supposed to meet me at his downtown...
Viva Arts Vegas: You've Seen the Glitz, Now Find the City's True Creative Spirit. Hint: It's Not on the Strip
PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIFFANY BROWN TIM BAVINGTON isn't answering his door. The Las Vegas artist, whose paintings have shown in Paris, London, and New York, was supposed to meet me at his downtown studio, where I've been knocking for the last 10 minutes,...
Where Are They Now?
We caught up with the owners of past Idea Houses to find out what it's really like to live in oneMENLO PARK, CACelebration HouseWho's there now: Brian, a lawyer, and Birgit, a consultant, with their young sonWhat they love (especially Birgit): The window...
Where Are They Now? We Caught Up with the Owners of Past Idea Houses to Find out What It's Really like to Live in One
MENLO PARK, CA Celebration House [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Who's there now: Brian, a lawyer, and Birgit, a consultant, with their young son What they love (especially Birgit): The window seat in the living room ...
You Said It
Our readers take to the coastMy wife and I recently spent a week hiking and biking around California's beautiful North Coast. Upon our return, we got our September Sunset. Looking at the cover, I was taken aback. The image looked so familiar. I went...
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