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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. 192, No. 5, May

A Fine Rabbit Roast, Berry Fritters, Memories of M.F.K. Fisher, and Perfect Picnic Wines
I'm an old hand at rabbit. When I was 7--at a time when meat was rationed but rabbit wasn't--I became an entrepreneur with my 5-year-old brother. Starting with four prolific bunnies, we eventually earned enough money to buy our first bicycles. The local...
Alaska-Style Hospitality at B & BS around Anchorage
REINDEER SAUSAGE and sourdough pancakes are among the morning treats that may await guests at one of the many bed-and-breakfast inns that have sprung up around Anchorage in recent years. The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau says there are...
At Nixon Library, the Subject Is Roses
May is the best month to see these Yorba Linda gardens THINK "ROSE GARDEN," and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace in Orange County probably isn't the first place to leap to mind. But former first lady Pat Nixon was an avid gardener,...
A World-Class Art Collection
We asked city art leaders to tell us where to find it. They sent us all over town--even to the beach Like just about everything else in Los Angeles, the art scene here is diverse and decentralized--from gritty downtown artist, lofts to the patrician...
Classic Hollywood
Tinseltown's legendary landmarks still doing boffo business at the box office In industry parlance, Mann's Chinese Theatre has legs. When it comes to classic Hollywood, no other attraction tops it. Touristy? Absolutely. Predictable? No doubt. But it's...
Downtown Reborn
Pedestrian-friendly places, both new and restored, are giving downtown an inviting new face L.A.'s downtown has entered a new phase: it's not just for power breakfasts anymore. The blocks of hermetically sealed high-rises from the 1970s and '80s are...
Driver's Ed
What you need to know during the next few months about L.A.'s streets and freeways Of all the images beamed worldwide after the Northridge earthquake, few were as dramatic as those of the collapsed sections of Interstates 5 and 10, and State Highway...
Everyone's Favorite Beach
No matter what you're searching for (unless it's solitude), you'll find it at Venice Need some crystals, babe? How about a shaman, or some $5 Ray Bans? Body piercing? Incense? Wanna make a demo tape? Then this is the beach for you. That big blue thing...
Family River Trips with Inflatable Kayaks
THERE HE WAS, drifting in an eddy, looking cool. My 16-year-old son, Scott, his black Giants cap still on backward and still dry, had just breezed through one of the biggest rapids on Oregon's Rogue River. With a long, sunburned leg stretched over each...
Fantastic Ethnic Eats
Los Angeles is not just a melting pot, it's a cultural stew of fresh and flavorful international ingredients Without a doubt, the best thing about multicultural L.A. is its food. Immigration policy, burgeoning populations, 80-plus languages in the public...
Fly-Fishing Paradise in Volcano Country
California's best trout fishing lies between Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta FLY-FISHING GUIDE and instructor Dick Galland stuffs the last of the rods, waders, and fishing vests into the back of his van as he ticks off our options: "We can drift nymphs...
From Clunky Box to Graceful Bungalow
Going back to the past gave this house a fresh look TIME TRAVEL IS usually confined to science fiction, but in an architectural sense, it actually took place in Visalia, California. An inventive remodel scheme took a post-World War II tract house back...
Head over Wheels in Paso Robles
Attend the Great Western Bicycle Rally, or ride into the hills on your own ONCE A YEAR, ON Memorial Day weekend, more than 2,000 bicyclists would swear it's possible to buy their way into heaven. The cost is minimal, and nirvana looks suspiciously like...
Los Angeles
After fires and floods quakes and slides, it's still an exciting, one-of-a-kind place Here's what our readers and editors like best about L.A. Last fall, we thought we had a pretty good idea: to run a questionnaire in the October issue asking our Southern...
Lush Gardens and Tall Palms
Los Angeles has it all: classic gardens, tree-lined boulevards, urban foresters, and--of course--palm trees at virtually every turn When we asked our readers about L.A.'s horticultural heritage, their choice for favorite public garden was The Huntington...
Make a Quilting Hoop Drum
It's loud, lightweight, and easy to build THE HYPNOTIC pounding of drums that sets the beat for most Native American dances is a pulsing heritage handed down from generation to generation. The drumming tradition is going strong at the Quinault Indian...
Making the Most of Convection Cooking
Sunset's tests show the advantages of cooking with hot air PROFESSIONAL CHEFS HAVE long favored convection ovens for baking and roasting. The main reasons: speed and even cooking and browning. Now these ovens are becoming widely available to home cooks,...
Malaysia's Shrimp Dishes Can Sizzle
Simple seasonings, distinctive results THREE CULTURES--Malay, Chinese, and Indian--coexist in Malaysia, and many dishes reflect influences from each group. Even though these shrimp dishes have a number of ingredients in common, cultural styling makes...
Mildew-Resistant Zinnias
Of nine kinds tested, four came out winners HERALDED IN catalogs as an annual that provides continuous bloom until first frost, the flamboyant zinnia sounds like a gardener's best friend. It also is heat tolerant, provides lots of colorful blooms, and...
Perennial Gardens That Make Every Inch Count
Less is definitely more in these two small plots DESIGNING A SMALL garden is usually as much or more of a challenge than planning a large one. lt's difficult being creative when space is limited. And because there are so few inches to begin with, you...
Potatoes and Eggs Reach New Heights
The corned beef's secret is honey, and ingenuity creates a new bar cookie IDAHO IS A LAND WITH snowcapped peaks, fertile plains, and yawning chasms. It is also a land of potatoes--big, brown, mealy russets. For those mornings when your stomach is a...
Pure Italian Sweets
Tradition and olive oil enrich these cookies A MEAL IN GEMMA Sciabica's Modesto home isn't complete without a homemade cookie. Sciabica bakes daily, using a wealth of family recipes in addition to those she's developed on her own. It's only natural...
Real Life in the City of Books
When it comes to the information superhighway, I'm still creeping down the slow lane. I've sampled Internet and talked to visionaries who salivated over virtual reality and interactive TV. I've surfed the on-line services for those scintillating conversations...
Recipe for Remodeling a Cookbook Author's Kitchen
The ingredients include built-in efficiency and accessibility WHEN COOKBOOK author Marilyn Tausend decided to remodel her kitchen, her goal was to have a supremely efficient space that would serve as both a test kitchen and a family entertainment hub....
Salads from Your Summer Garden
These are greens that thrive in hot weather SUCCULENT LEAFY greens needn't vanish from the vegetable garden with the onset of warm summer weather. Many thrive in heat. When picked young, all of the greens shown on these pages make delicious additions...
Tabletop Topiaries ... Almost Instantly
You just wrap a frame with a vine in a pot PORTABLE TOPIARIES like the ones pictured here are surprisingly quick and easy to make and maintain. They're made by guiding trailing plants up and around wire frames. Their handsome leaves and pleasing shapes...
The Culinary Cutting Edge
Los Angeles restaurateurs continue to delight the palates of diners with a taste for the new After they gave us their recommendations for places with great ethnic food, our panelists told us where they'd go for the ultimate L.A. dinner, the most artful...
The Peas (and Greens) of Spring
A trio of choices: shelled; edible-pods, and tendrils with leaves GOOD COOKS AND gardeners know that spring's mild, cool weather brings out the best in most peas. Standard English peas in the pod, which are climate tolerant, produce well throughout...
The Young and the Wireless
A new generation of headphones and speakers brings music outdoors or upstairs TO BRING SPEAKERS OR headphones to life, you need that coated copper umbilical cord, right? Speakers without wires are just boxes, and headphones without wires are earmuffs....
Ultimate Grills
They're bigger and better than typical gas grills--and more expensive. Are they worth the extra cost? CHARCOAL PURISTS may soon be an endangered species. Not because of health risks (that's another issue), but because avid barbecuers are embracing a...
!Viva! !Viva! !Cinco De Mayo!
Celebrates Mexico's Independence Day with a fajitas fiesta IN THE WEST, CINCO de Mayo is celebrated with more of a Fourth-of-July kind of hoopla than it is in Mexico. There, solemn parades and thoughtful speeches commemorate a battle on May 5, 1862,...
Where Are the Good Old Hardware Stores?
There are typical hardware stores, and then there are tool temples. Such stores seemingly have everything. They're staffed by folks who really know their wares, and they've developed enough quirky personality over the years to have become destinations....
Wonderful Walking Streets
Though recovering from the Northridge quake, Santa Monica's streets are still great places for contemporary art, singular shops, and inviting cafes Rightfully so, much of the coverage of the Northridge earthquake focused on the devastation in the San...
Yosemite Gateways
Towns just outside the park offer convenient alternatives for lodging and recreation WITH STEADILY RISING DEMAND and a limited supply of accommodations, Yosemite National Park must sometimes tell would-be visitors there's no room at the inn. If you...
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