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. 188, No. 4, April

A Fiery, Hands-On Experience
You'll find it at San Francisco's Korean bulgogi restaurants HUNGRY FOR SUMMER, even though the vernal equinox has barely crept by? Grilling your own meal at one of San Francisco's growing number of Korean barbecue restaurants might be a way to...
April Menus
Celebrate the glories of spring with meals that show off the season's finest produce. Feast on tender spears of green asparagus in a pretty make- ahead patio lunch or supper. Sweet spring strawberries brighten a breakfast. For a speedy supper, try...
Barge-Touring through France
What it's like on a leisurely cruise through Burgundy's scenic waterways September 25, Dijon. Arrive harbor at 2 P.M. Carol and Charlotte bike to buy bread, vin du pays (and naturally, in Dijon, moutarde) while Glenn and Lyndy watch our barges...
Big Sur Forever
From the beginning the coast inspired admiration and, as Paradise is wont to do, an awe that verged on terror. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, sailing south from Monterey Bay in November 1542, recorded, "All the coast passed this day is very bold, there...
Biking the Crimean Coast
On guided two-week trips, you explore vineyards, historic villages, and more Any type of travel in the former Soviet Union is bound to be an adventure. But joining a cycling trek boosts your chances of experiencing the positive side of the unexpected...
Britain in the Bahamas
Cricket, changing of the guard, Parliament...see it all in Nassau Since the Bahamas became independent in 1973, the former British colony has come to feel more like part of Florida (only 50 miles northwest) than a former extension of the crown....
Bungalow Rockets into the 1990s
WALLS CAME DOWN, CEILINGS ROSE, AND FACE TO STREET GETS A BOLD NEW LOOK Out went the tired furniture, interior walls, and 8-foot ceilings. In came lofty, angular volumes brightened by skylights and a stylish collection of contemporary furniture....
Designs for Outdoor Living
Ask 27 of the country's hottest design students each to devise a project for a Western deck, patio, or garden, and what do you get? You'll see on these nine pages, filled with the results of a design competition sponsored by Sunset Magazine at the...
Easter Buffet Is Easygoing
EXALTING THE JOYFUL freshness of springtime, this handsome buffet lunch features a menu of simple, wholesome flavors appealing to all ages. An Easter egg salad on crisp leaves accompanies easy-to-carve butterflied leg of lamb that you stuff into...
Easter Dyes Start Naturally
Leaves, flowers, and vegetables give surprising patterns, rich colors PRINTED ON EGGS, the delicate silhouettes of leaves and flowers from your garden can be framed by colors made from surprising but natural sources. The eggs pictured here...
Hawaii's Treasures of the Deep
The Pacific is key to the good life in Hawaii. But only recently has the ocean been the focus for the best in Island dining. With fresh interest in regional foods and Pacific Rim flavors, Island chefs are turning away from the long-favored excesses...
Hong Kong's Quiet Neighbor
Lamma Island and its fishing villages--just 50 minutes by ferry My favorite view of Hong Kong is from the railing of a ferry. As we steam out from a Central District pier, the island's high-rise business district with its flashing neon, jostling...
How It Was on the Upper Sacramento
Some portions of the river are being restored. You can get a firsthand look EXPLORERS WHO ventured into the upper Sacramento Valley in the first half of the last century found a river much different in appearance from the farm-threading waterway...
Let the Oven Do the Work
AMONG THE APPEALS of a traditional simmered supper are the ease of putting it together, its no-fuss progress, and the delicious gravy that slow cooking produces. Harold Johnson of Seattle lets the oven convert a pork roast to effortless tenderness...
Look What Our Nurseries Have Given Us
Drought or no drought, choosing plants naturally suited to our summer-dry climate makes good sense. Years ago, farsighted Western growers and nurseries committed themselves to finding and growing climate-adapted plants. Our recent drought added plenty...
Matzo Meal for Crunchy Cookies and Cobbler
MATZO, UNLEAVENED bread with an appealing toasted flavor, is an important part of the eight-day Jewish Passover celebration, and is crushed into matzo meal for use in traditional Passover dishes. But matzo meal's flavor suggests other uses as well,...
Museums and Malls Can Go Together
Anthropology in Danville, California; exhibits for children in Colorado Springs MUSEUM AND shopping mall: the two seem worlds apart. One strives to engage our critical faculties, the other to trigger blind impulses. Yet in many Western cities...
Sampling California's Coastal Trails
Behind these group hikes is a vision of a border-to-border trail SOME PEOPLE ARE REAL interested in learning about marine life and geology and history," Carl May told us, "and some people just want to walk along the ocean." Maybe both categories...
San Mateo County Wildflowers
Splendor in the serpentine at Edgewood, rock garden and a show at Coyote Point CONSIDERING OUR fickle rains, it might seem foolhardy to promise a good wildflower show anywhere in California. We'll risk it. Come rain or come shine, you'll be able...
Seafood Custards to Start a Meal
INSPIRED BY JAPANESE AND Chinese egg classics, these delicate, savory seafood custards start a meal lightly and elegantly. Unlike richer custards, our lean versions use claim juice or nonfat milk instead of cream. When baked, they set into a soft,...
Shortcut to a Moroccan Banquet
Speedier preserved lemons are the secret to Moroccan lamb with artichokes and other dishes PRESERVED LEMONS play a crucial seasoning role in the well-spiced dishes of Morocco, in northern Africa. The lemons acquire a distintive salty, bitter-sour...
So You Want to Control Pests Naturally
Zapping garden pests used to be as simple as that... one blast with a chemical spray killed them, and they vanished, at least for the time being. After years of searching for the right chemicals--killing good bugs along with bad--more gardeners today...
Staking Keeps Flower Beds at Their Best
KEEPING FLOPPY OR sprawling plants upright not only makes a garden look well cared for, but also maximizes the impact of a flower border in bloom. The time to stake plants is now, when spring planting begins in earnest. Here we show seven types...
Sunset's Garden Guide
Sweet peas as a fragrant hedge INTENSELY FRAGRANT SWEET PEAS BURST INTO BLOOM THIS MONTH in a profusion of pinks, purples, and reds. Filling in below are cosmos in pastel hues. You can plant cosmos this month, but in lower elevations wait until...
Sunset's Travel Guide
SONOMA VALLEY Spring biking in wine country Bright new greens intensify the oncoming of April in the Sonoma Valley, where a white-pink froth of wild radish blossoms spreads beneath the vines. It's a time and place that inspire gentle wandering....
Teddy Bears of the Ocean ... on a Comeback
Here's where to see sea otters off the northern California coast A CAPTIVATING PLAYFULNESS and winsome faces make sea otter the teddy bears of the ocean. In spring, they're easier to spot, since they bunch up in visible clusters as the kelp forests...
The Essence of Fruit ... Eau De Vie
Western fruit combines with European methods POUR A GLASS OF eau de vie and savor its taste and aroma--an ineffable mix of one part pure ripe fruit and one part pure late summer in the countryside. "It's almost Proustian," says Randall Grahm of...
Tofu Is a Blank Sheet Waiting for a Poem?
THE CYNICAL MAY SNEER at tofu as a meat substitute, but to vegetarians it is a chief source of protein. Scoffing meat eaters, who are often put off by tofu's amorphous texture and lack of pronounced flavor, aroma, or color, will appreciate it more...
Tomato Sauce Fresh from the Vine
Here are five good choices for meaty, flavorful paste tomatoes PICKED RIPE FROM the vine, homegrown paste tomatoes give sauces a fresh, rich flavor. Meatier and less juicy than other kinds, they cook faster, give more body to sauces, and provide...
Trimmer Souffle with Just a Few Changes
You modify the use of eggs, milk ALTHOUGH AIRY AND LIGHT IN texture, a typical souffle that is rich in butter and eggs sets off warning bells for anyone watching fat and cholesterol. Fortunately, a few modifications will produce delicious yet virtuous...
Trout Fishing in Tasmania
The fish are big, bright, plentiful in the high lakes of this island near Australia Nestled in the rugged highlands of Tasmania--2 hours by car from the island's main cities--are thousands of lakes and streams where anglers from around the world...
Utah's Mountain Bike Mecca
Moab hasn't seen anything like it since the 1950s, when the discovery of uranium drew thousands of prospectors to the area. Although the small southeastern Utah town has long been a base for visitors exploring nearby Canyonlands and Arches national...
Wildflower Central, near Austin, Texas
TEXAS-BORN SONGBIRD NANCI Griffith sings a ballad, "Gulf Coast Highway," about a homestead that is "the only place bluebonnets grow." Well, with all due respect to Ms. Griffith, that's not so. This month, Texas is so daubed with bluebonets and Indian...
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