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. 233, No. 4, October

Ah, Wilderness
WANDERLUSTThe 1964 Wilderness Act kept millions of acres in the West unspoiled by man or machine. Does it still work in 2014? Sunset takes a hike to find out. By Peter FishEarly morning on a trail in Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest....
Ah, Wilderness: The 1964 Wilderness Act Kept Millions of Acres in the West Unspoiled by Man or Machine. Does It Still Work in 2014? Sunset Takes a Hike to Find Out
Early morning on a trail in Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest. Cathedral beams of light filtering through pines, chirps of birds, a poky end-of-season creek flowing with just enough water to make a quiet burble. I'm on the Vivian...
And the Verdict Is
They sipped, they spit, they argued. More than SO judges winnowed nearly 3,000 wines down to the very best. The result: a list you can count on.TRY AS I MIGHT, I'm incapable of convincing anyone that my job as Sunset wine editor (ergo, professional wine...
And the Verdict Is: They Sipped, They Spit, They Argued. More Than 50 Judges Winnowed Nearly 3,000 Wines Down to the Very Best. the Result: A List You Can Count On
TRY AS I MIGHT, I'm incapable of convincing anyone that my job as Sunset wine editor (ergo, professional wine taster) is tough. What could be hard about having to sip a little wine most days? I give you the 48 hours of our Sunset International Wine...
Ask Sunset
Q: Friends from around the country are planning a rendezvous for mid-October. One recommended Yosemite. Is that a good time to go? -ALLISON BLIZZARD, HOUSTON October is one of our favorite months in Yosemite National Park. The waterfalls can be...
Bird by Bird
The license plate frame on the truck parked outside the house is one clue: CRAZY BIRD LADY. Then there are the squawks and whistles being lobbed over the front-yard shrubbery. In a serene suburb on the San Francisco Peninsula, Michele Raffin has created...
Downtown Tucson
A PERFECT DAY INInvigorated by edgy art, a craft-cocktail scene, and a new streetcar, the heart of this desert city has never been more exciting. By EdiejarolitnThe state-of-the-art streetcarThis summer, Tucson got a lot greener, thanks to the sleek...
Garden Parties
SMALL SPACE, BIG DREAMSWe challenged five garden-design teams to create scaled-down outdoor retreats-with ideas for any yard.If we've proved anything with our Small Space, Big Dreams column, it's that downsizing is not a downgrade. For our 17th annual...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMBOOK SMARTSSPLATTER-FREE PURÉED SOUPIn her new book. Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen (HarperCollins, 2014; $35), Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin writes about the first time she made carrot soup in a blender: "It exploded out...
Mesa Verde
IT BLOWS IN COLD AND FAST, an out-of-season storm that surprises visitors on the ranger-led tour of Cliff Palace. Some are in shorts, and as hail and some snow begin to ice the ladders and trail down to the cliff dwellings, the ranger scrambles to...
Of Time and the Canyon
HIGHWAY 64 is a two-lane stretch of blacktop that qualifies as one of the most remarkable roads anywhere. Follow it west from the trading post of Cameron, on the far edge of the Navajo Reservation, and toward the Grand Canyon, and you move forward...
Of Time and the Canyon
HIGHWAY 64 is a two-lane stretch of blacktop that qualifies as one of the most remarkable roads anywhere. Follow it west from the trading post of Cameron, on the far edge of the Navajo Reservation, and toward the Grand Canyon, and you move forward while...
Pickled Turnip and Turnip Greens Salad
1. Trim greens from turnips, discard any discolored leaves, and trim tough sterns. Cut greens into 3-in.-long pieces (you should have about 5 heaping cups) and put in a medium nonreactive bowl. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and massage into greens until evenly...
Rock Art Ranch
BEAUTIFUL MYSTERIES ON THE WAY TO ROCK ART RANCH, the rental car sends a rooster tail of red dust into the sky southeast of Winslow. Past the main gate, owner Brantley Baird and his dog, Brandy, wait in a Chevy pickup parked near impressive slabs...
Saratoga, CA: Michelin-Starred Dining, Mountaintop Concerts, and Top-Notch Wineries Fuel This Small-Town Slice of Silicon Valley
Tunes with a view Good wine, no traffic--that's what you'll find in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Four wineries in one afternoon? No problem. If you do happen to hit a string of brake lights, chances are there's an alfresco concert at The Mountain Winery,...
Sedona: Romance, Red Cliffs & Mysticism
OUR ROAD TRIP WILL LEAD YOU for weeks into the wild heart of the American Southwest. It is just possible, then, that you may want some pampering as your first stop on the journey--a luxurious launch pad into adventure. Sedona offers that, extravagantly,...
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The Blacksmith Cooks
For years, Angelo Garro's workshop has been a magnet for stars of the food world. Now, he's inviting everyone to the table.THE FIRST TIME I visited Angelo Garro, for lunch at his Renaissance Forge in San Francisco, he'd left the door ajar for me. I'm...
The First Time
I visited Angelo Garro, for lunch at his Renaissance Forge in San Francisco, he'd left the door ajar for me. I'm not sure what I expected--probably not a prim urban kitchen, since the Forge is in a gritty alley near an auto body shop--but stepping...
The Great SOUTH WEST ROAD TRIP
It will take you nearly 1,000 miles. It will show you wonders people cross continents to see. The Grand Canyon. Monument Valley. The crayon-bright badlands of the Painted Desert. A good road trip is a tug-of-war between momentum and repose: the drive...
The Real Sonoma County
ASK A LOCALThree Wine Country homegrowns share their secrets on the land of Sauvignon Blanc and heritage peaches. As told to Erin KlenowTake me to your favorite winery.JAYME POWERS: For tasting, I like Gundlach Bundschu. It's the oldest family winery...
The Real Sonoma County: Three Wine Country Homegrowns Share Their Secrets on the Land of Sauvignon Blanc and Heritage Peaches. as Told to Erin Klenow
Take me to your favorite winery. JAYME POWERS: For tasting, I like Gundlach Bundschu. It's the oldest family winery in California and has the most beautiful grounds. They tour you around the vineyards on this ATV-type thing called a Pinzgauer. Delicious...
Turn on to Turnips
Forget all childhood associations with this root vegetable. These recipes will make you a | convert.KOREAN-STYLE BRAISED SHORT RIBS and TURNIPSSERVES 6 2 ½ HOURSCooked till they're sweet and mellow* turnips are less fibrous than the c(gikon traditionally...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHRecipes in 30 minutes or lessCHILE-GLAZED STEAK with SPICY KETCHUP^SERVES 4/30 MINUTESIn this twist on steak frites, a sweet-spicy glaze works as both a marinade and a dipping sauce for fries. For a deeper flavor, marinate the steak a...
Wine Country
VISITORS TO SUNSET are always wowed by our Test Kitchen (especially if they get a taste of something). They're equally impressed by our Test Garden--this summer we had a glorious cutting garden, plus a patch of 'Glass Gem' corn that was easily one...
Winslow: Paradise Restored
NO TOWN HAS MORE ROAD-TRIP CRED than Winslovv: A major stop on the Santa Fe Railway and on Route 66, Winslow was for generations the gateway to Arizona's tourist wonders. And one of the greatest wonders was right in town. After designing a chain of...
Your Checklist
PLANT For harvest early next summer, set out garlic now. Break bulbs apart, then select the largest cloves. Plant them 4 to 6 inches apart and 3 to 4 inches deep in garden beds, with the pointed end up. Continue planting cool-season crops such...
Your CHECKLIST
"Just the sound from a fountain seems to cool down a desert garden."JOHANNA SILVER, ASSOCIATE GARDEN EDITORIDEA WE LOVEKeeping cool in the heatThis Palm Springs garden is like an oasis in the desert, with its burbling fountain and leafy acacia. Yet it...
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