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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. 229, No. 1, July

A Hint of Sun
Lemon verbena gives you citrus flavor without the biteIn your gardenWhile everyone you know is flavoring warm-season meals with staples like basil, cilantro, and mint, surprise them by adding lemon verbena - which you won't find at your corner grocery...
A Hint of Sun: Lemon Verbena Gives You Citrus Flavor without the Bite
In your garden While everyone you know is flavoring warm-season meals with staples like basil, cilantro, and mint, surprise them by adding lemon verbena--which you won't find at your corner grocery store--to your culinary lineup. This semievergreen...
Artisanal Fever
Elevate your summer spread with these top picks from our food editors1 | Tomato sauceAmber Balakian's heirloomtomato sauces from Reedley, California, come in transcendent flavors like Green Zebra, Yellow Roman, and Pink Oxheart. "They taste like you've...
Artisanal Fever: Elevate Your Summer Spread with These Top Picks from Our Food Editors
1 | Tomato sauce Amber Balakian's heirloom-tomato sauces from Reedley, California, come in transcendent flavors like Green Zebra, Yellow Roman, and Pink Oxheart. "They taste like you've just squeezed a ripe tomato into your mouth." From $10 for...
A Summer Pop Stop
PHOENIX Korina Adlons lies awake at night thinking up oddball flavor combinations for her Frufrupops. "I keep a notepad by my bed to scribble down ingrethent lists," says the creator of the city's juiciest artisanal ice pops. So far, her insomnia has...
Chefs from across the West Take Our 30-Minute Challenge
Grilled peach salad with rosemary dressing SERVES 6 | 30 MINUTES 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oft, divided 3 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 ripe peaches (from Colorado,...
Drink the Drink: Where to Taste What We're Talking About
1 / Startenders LOS ANGELES Zahra Bates is a rising star in the world of culinary cocktails, creating celebrated drinks at two-Michelin-star restaurant Providence. The Pina y Pina, made with a pineapple reduction and a hint of smoky mezcal, is impossible...
Farm to Foam
TERRIFIC, FRESHLY HARVESTED INGREDIENTS. THAT'S BEEN THE TRADEMARK OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RESTAURANTS FOR DECADES THANK YOU, ALICE WATERS. NOW THERE'S ANOTHER DELICIOUS REVOLUTION. ONE DINER DIGS IN TO TASTE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT About halfway...
Fast & Fresh
Chefs from across the West take our3o-minute challengeGrilled peach salad with rosemary dressingSERVES 6 I 30 MINUTES½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided3 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves½ tsp. kosher salt¼ tsp. pepper3...
Guerneville Grows Up
Wine country charm without the crowds Who's here: Arts and nature types looking to escape the big-city bother. The street: Main Street, a half-mile chockablock with irresistible dive bars, souvenir shops, and, more recently, farm-fresh restaurants...
July Your Northern California Guide
To-do list * Attract beneficial insects by planting coreopsis, cosmos, goldenrod, sunflowers, or yarrows. * Add instant color to your garden by filling large pots with blooming dahlias, Million Bells, and verbena. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
July Your Southwest Guide
To-do list* Save water by converting lawns to buffalo grass, planted by plug. In higher elevations, choose 'Legacy'; in lower elevations, select 'UC Verde'. SUNSET CLIMATE ZONES 3B, 10-13* Before monsoon season, dig shallow depressions that catch rainwater...
Old House, New Tricks
From ramshackle Los Angeles farmhouse to indoor-outdoor oasisall you need is creativity, flexibility, and a tolerance for sloping floorsTHE LISTING READ something Like "adorable fixer-upper," but the 1890s house hidden in the middle of a block in the...
Old House, New Tricks: From Ramshackle Los Angeles Farmhouse to Indoor-Outdoor Oasis-All You Need Is Creativity, Flexibility, and a Tolerance for Sloping Floors
THE LISTING READ something like "adorable fixer-upper," but the 1890s house hidden in the middle of a block in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles barely qualified as habitable. There was no heat, no insulation, no foundation. The bathroom floor...
Raise the Bar
Our expert guide to keeping up with cocktails in the West BY WAYNE CURTISFrom craft ice to local spirits, Rickhouse in San Francisco is elevating the cocktail to new heights.Cocktail?Remember when that was a simple question? (Correct answer: "Yes. Gin...
Raspberries
Buttery raspberry Lemon cakeSERVES 15 | 1 ½ HOURS, PLUS 1 HOUR TO COOL1 cup butter, softened1 ¼ cups granulated sugar3 large eggs¼ Up. salt1 tsp. vanilla extract¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt½ cup low-fat milk¼ cup lemon curd*2 ½ cups flour¼ tsp. baking...
Road Food
Drive hungry? No way. Behold the 36 best places to eat on 3 of the West's most traveled summer vacation routes. Sunset writers and photographers fueled up to find the juiciest steaks, the sweetest pies, and the most surprising new-wave roadfood treats,...
Roll Your Own
Put out wreppers and fillings for a party of fast, fun diy summer rolls1 Crunchy cucumber summer rollsMAKES 6Considerthis the salad course. Or, if you'd like a heartier roll, add sliced cooked pork tenderloin.Leaves and tender stems of 1Ii bunch fresh...
Roll Your Own: Put out Wrappers and Fillings for a Party of Fast, Fun Diy Summer Rolls
1 Crunchy, cucumber summer roll MAKES 6 Consider this the salad course. Or, if you'd like a heartier roll, add sliced cooked pork tenderloin. Leaves and tender stems of 1/2 bunch fresh mint 2 medium carrots, cut into julienne Da. 2 Persian...
Sidekicks: These Four Sides Were Designed to Ride Alongside Our Ribs
Pineapple, cucumber, and shiso salad SERVES 6 (ABOUT 6 CUPS) |20 MINUTES Try this light, tart-sweet fruit salad with any ribs that have a sweet or spicy component, especially the Chinese ribs on page 80 and the achiote ribs on page 82. [ILLUSTRATION...
Slide into Summer
SAN FRANCISCO On the south slope of the always-sunny Mission Dolores Park, swing sets and 38-foot-long super-slides have displaced sunbathers in Speedos. The new $3.5 million Helen Diller Playground is a G-rated Vegas for the toddlers and a serious...
Summer, to Go
The best of the season-easy and deliciousCaprese sandwichSERVES 4 | 30 MINUTESNothing says summer like ripe heirloom tomatoes in a Caprese salad. Even better: Put the same ingrethents on a roll so the bread catches all the juices.4 ciabatta rolls (4...
Summer, to Go: The Best of The-Season Easy and Delicious
Caprese sandwich SERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES Nothing says summer like ripe heirloom tomatoes in a Caprese salad. Even better: Put the same ingredients on a roll so the bread catches all the juices. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 4 ciabatta rolls (4 oz....
Sundae Revival
it's FResh FRuit & playful toppingts its the ice cream parlor come back to new life. its a full blown.TROPICAL HEAVENZingy lemon-Lime sorbet, rich coconut ice cream, fresh ripe pineapple, and toasted coconut - an island vacation should taste like...
Sundae Revival: It's Fresh Fruit & Playful Toppings. It's the Ice Cream Parlor Come Back to New Life. It's a Full-Blown
TROPICAL HEAVEN Zingy lemon-lime sorbet, rich coconut ice cream, fresh ripe pineapple, and toasted coconut--an island vacation should taste like this. Recipes on page 76. HOT DATE Inspired by the Hot Date sundae from Poppy in Seattle, this...
Talk the Talk: Know the Trends before You Go
1 / Startenders Tending bar is no longer a way station between acting jobs. These days, it's an honorable career. The new generation of bartenders is committed for the long haul, having built followings that move when they move. They know how spirits...
Tasting Summer
I'M IN LINE at the take-out window of a beachside burger place in Long Beach, California, my pink-flowered swimsuit still damp on my skin, hopping from one foot to the other with anticipation. Finally, here it comes: corn dog on a stick, squiggled...
The Artful Garden
Built for a cook, these steel beds deliver durability and versatility with style BY VALERIE EASTON'GARDENING IS all about making really good food a part of my life on a daily basis,' says Joan Caine, who used to teach cooking classes out of her home...
The Artful Garden: Built for a Cook, These Steel Beds Deliver Durability and Versatility with Style
"GARDENING IS all about making really good food a part of my life on a daily basis," says Joan Caine, who used to teach cooking classes out of her home north of Seattle. That's why--after years of gazing wistfully out her front window at the property's...
The Foie Flap
Understanding California's foie gras ban and what it means for chefs, restaurants, and the way we think about food BY DANIEL DUANEI LOVE foie gras. I love foie gras on toast and I love foie gras seared. I love it stuffed into hamburgers and, most of...
The Foie Flap: Understanding California's Foie Gras Ban and What It Means for Chefs, Restaurants, and the Way We Think about Food
I LOVE foie gras. I love foie gras on toast and I love foie gras seared. I love it stuffed into hamburgers and, most of all, I love it poached in the French form known as torchon. Like an excellent steak or ice cream, buttery luscious foie strikes...
The Western Way with RIBS
Three great recipes from chefs bring in bold flavors of the West-Mexican, Chinese, and Italian. Plus prep tips and creative sides that will transform your summer grillingChinese glazed riblets with garlic and Thai basilSERVES 8 AS AN APPETIZER | 23A...
The Western Way with Ribs: Three Great Recipes from Chefs Bring in Bold Flavors of the West-Mexican, Chinese, and Italian. Plus Prep Tips and Creative Sides That Will Transform Your Summer Grilling
Chinese glazed riblets with garlic and Thai basil. SERVES 8 AS AN APPETIZER | 2 3/4 HOURS, PLUS AT LEAST 4 HOURS TO MARINATE For these crisp, garlicky ribs, Alexander Ong, chef of Betelnut restaurant in San Francisco, uses Chinese red vinegar...
Weekend: Day Trip
SCOTTSDALESome like it hotRising mercury means big deals in the desertHow hot is hot? In Scottsdale, expect triple digits with a chance of more triple digits. How big is big? Hotels and resorts - like the ultraposh Phoenician (from $163; the phoenician.com;...
Your Lake Is Waiting
Don't let the warm-weather blitz scare you away from the greatest lake in the West. Our procrastinator's guide to loving summer at Lake TahoeAROUND NOW IS when the daydreaming starts. You're folding laundry or the bushes, and your mind begins to drift....
Your Lake Is Waiting: Don't Let the Warm-Weather Blitz Scare You Away from the Greatest Lake in the West. Our Procrastinator's Guide to Loving Summer at Lake Tahoe
AROUND NOW IS when the daydreaming starts. You're folding laundry or watering the bushes, and your mind begins to drift. Suddenly you're splashing into the bracing, endless blue of Lake Tahoe. Or on a deck, face sun-warmed, drink sweating in your hand....
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