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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. 230, No. 6, June

100 New Reasons TO Love THE West
The top people, places, things, and trends that make us happy to live here now1 The Grand Canyon, now even granderA wave of new projects means a visit to the South Rim is, believe it or not, better than you remember.THE CANYON WITHOUT THE CARSA redesign...
100 New Reasons to Love the West: The Top People, Places, Things, and Trends That Make Us Happy to Live Here Now
1 The Grand Canyon, now even grander THE CANYON WITHOUT THE CARS A redesign has shifted traffic away from Mather Point, one of the canyon's most popular viewpoints, so you can take in the vista in true peace and quiet. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
120 Degrees of Inspiration
Summer in Death Valley can be more fun than forbidding. Here's how to thrive in the season of the scorch.THE BASICSShelter. Food. Water. The big three demand your attention in Death Valley's tripledigit temps. First off, camping is for suckers. Summer...
Bright and Bold
MARKET FRESHWhat to cook this month: sorrel, Little Gem lettuce, and rhubarbMARKET FRESHSORREL and ALMOND PESTO PASTASERVES 4/25 MINUTESWith its tart, almost kiwi-like flavor and bright color, sorrel lends itself perfectly to pesto. Toss it with room-temperature...
Family Made
EASY STYLESix designers-all related-create the ultimate labor of love: their shared vacation home on Washington's Whidhey Island.Some extended families manage to get together only once a year. For the Robertsons, family reunions happen every other month,...
Family Made: Six Designers-All Related-Create the Ultimate Labor of Love: Their Shared Vacation Home on Washington's Whidbey Island
Some extended families manage to get together only once a year. For the Robertsons, family reunions happen every other month, and the entire crew--parents Don and Suzy plus their sons Nick and Chad, daughters-in-law Isabelle and Emily, and two young...
Gin with Spirit
SIPA new breed of Western distillers is breaking with tradition, piling botanicals on the juniper. By Sara SchneiderUNTIL RECENTLY-love it or hate it- gin was predictable: all about pungent, foresty juni per. This wasn't a bad thing; predictable is good...
Gin with Spirit: A New Breed of Western Distillers Is Breaking with Tradition, Piling Botanicals on the Juniper
UNTIL RECENTLY--love it or hate it--gin was predictable: all about pungent, foresty juniper. This wasn't a bad thing; predictable is good for martinis (love juniper, go for gin; hate it, default to vodka). But an astonishing bevy of distillers from...
Growing SUMMER
IN CALIFORNIAS Silicon Valley, a farmer is reviving old-fashioned stone fruits- and bringing back a world of forgotten tastes."THIS IS ANDY. HE'S, LIKE, THE HERO," says the 30-something woman to the members of her Google Plus camera club. She puts an...
Growing Summer: In California's Silicon Valley, a Farmer Is Reviving Old-Fashioned Stone Fruits-And Bringing Back a World of Forgotten Tastes
"THIS IS ANDY. HE'S, LIKE, THE HERO," says the 30-something woman to the members of her Google Plus camera club. She puts an arm around the barrel-chested guy with the rumpled checkered shirt and baseball cap, and a dozen cameras click. [ILLUSTRATION...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMWHAT WE ATE IN THE TEST KITCHEN THIS MONTH Dutch oyen cinnamon rolli, steak sandwiches with green garlic ius, shrimp salad with chervil, green garlic cakes with soy dipping sauce, pricot and candied ginger scones, stuffed grape leaves,...
Local Sodas
1 Los Angeles Creative small-batch sodas have been popping up around the West like bubbles. In the case of Baco Pop, Josef Centeno of Blico Mercat and Bar Ama channeled memories of his grandmother's homemade sodas to bottle his own flavors like...
Local Sodas
1 Los AngelesCreative small-batch sodas have been popping up around the West like bubbles. In the case of Baco Pop, Josef Centeno of Baco Mercat and Bar Ama channeled memories of his grandmother's homemade sodas to bottle his own flavors like tamarind-mango,...
Mill Valley, CA: New Eats and Classic Hikes Make This Village at the Base of Mt. Tamalpais Summer's Sweetest Spot
The best 688 steps in the Bay Area Pounded by semi-insane runners every June since 1905, the Dipsea Stairs might be the most storied stairwell in the West. Restored over the last few years, the steps have cowered beneath local legends like the late...
Space Savored
IDEA GARDENA family turns its unused backyard into a place to eat, drink, and play all year. By Susan HeegerFOR DARREN AND SHEILA BURRIS, life's sweetest moments unfold in their backyard over dinners with their children, Sierra, 13, and Reef, S. That...
Space Savored: A Family Turns Its Unused Backyard into a Place to Eat, Drink, and Play All Year
FOR DARREN AND SHEILA BURRIS, life's sweetest moments unfold in their backyard over dinners with their children, Sierra, 13, and Reef, 5. That wasn't always the case; before the remodel, "there was nothing to go out to," says Darren. "The yard was...
STEAK a la PLANCHA
The secret to a perfectly juicy tri-tip is as easy as placing a griddle on the grill. By Elaine JohnsonGRILLINGPlancha cooking 101WHAT An Argentinean style of cooking on a hot griddle (plancha) over a grill. Chef Jay Bentley of Open Range in Bozeman,...
Steak a la Plancha: The Secret to a Perfectly Juicy Tri-Tip Is as Easy as Placing a Griddle on the Grill
Plancba cooking 101 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHAT An Argentinean style of cooking on a hot griddle (plancha) over a grill. Chef Jay Bentley of Open Range in Bozeman, Montana, has cooked a la plancha for decades and gave us his tips. WHY It quickly...
Teton Village, Wy
5 REASONS YOU'LL LOVEThis Jackson Hole hamlet next to Grand Teton National Park has become summer's sweetest spot to saddle up and play. By Dina MishevDAY TRIPTaste the spiritIf you peer through the windows, Wool and Whiskey looks like a menswear shop...
The Hotter They Come
WANDERLUSTA hundred years of triple-digit temps can't keep the daring away from Death Valley. By Chris ColinI APPROACH THE WORLD'S hottest acreage through the scrim of the six o'clock news story I imagine- the abandoned vehicle, the grim-faced reporter,...
The Hotter They Come: A Hundred Years of Triple-Digit Temps Can't Keep the Daring Away from Death Valley
I APPROACH THE WORLD'S hottest acreage through the scrim of the six o'clock news story I imagine--the abandoned vehicle, the grim-faced reporter, hopefully some weeping loved ones. Theirs would be that puzzled kind of grief: "Seriously? Death Valley...
The Joy of Pasta
Berkeley chef Samin Nosrat shows us how to make fresh orecchiette. By Margo TrueHANDS-ONSAMIN NOSRAT is as much a born teacher as a chef. "I've always loved to eat, but I love people more than I love food," says Nosrat, who got her start at Berkeley's...
The Joy of Pasta: Berkeley Chef Samin Nosrat Shows Us How to Make Fresh Orecchiette
SAMIN NOSRAT is as much a born teacher as a chef. "I've always loved to eat, but I love people more than I love food," says Nosrat, who got her start at Berkeley's Chez Panisse and puts on pop-up dinners at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. She also...
The Real Napa Valley
ASK A LOCALTwo hometown chefs give us the lowdown on the West's original wine country.EATNapa Valley Biscuits1502 MAIN ST., NAPACURTIS Di FEDE: This place is new, right on Main Street, and the quality versus price is...TYLER RODDE: Disproportionate....
The Real Napa Valley: Two Hometown Chefs Give Us the Lowdown on the West's Original Wine Country
EAT Napa Valley Biscuits 1502 MAIN ST., NAPA CURTIS DI FEDE: This place is new, right on Main Street, and the quality versus price is ... TYLER RODDE: Disproportionate. They could charge a lot more. The Pappy sandwich is out of control. Two...
This Summer's Olympics
A drive around Washington's Olympic Peninsula is the greenest road trip in the West. By Chris Gray FaustROADS THAT CURVE through lush rain forests, past dense stands of cedar and fir: The Olympic Peninsula is 50 shades of green. Summer's the sunniest...
This Summer's Olympics: A Drive around Washington's Olympic Peninsula Is the Greenest Road Trip in the West
ROADS THAT CURVE through lush rain forests, past dense stands of cedar and fir: The Olympic Peninsula is 50 shades of green. Summer's the sunniest season: You'll generally have some clear skies as you stroll the peninsula's beaches and marvel at views...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSPLANTSet tropical waterlilies and other frost-tender aquatic plants into water gardens when water temperatures stay around 68°.Plant bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), a perennial that's tolerant of a wide range of conditions. With butterfly-attracting...
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