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. 235, No. 3, September

A Just-Picked Party
GATHERFor a relaxed dinner outdoors, let fresh summer ingredients do the work for you.WHEN CHEF ALEX Seidel hosts a party at his farm in Larkspur, Colorado, only one thing is rarefied: the location (7,200 feet above sea level, with views west to meadowlands...
A Just-Picked Party: For a Relaxed Dinner Outdoors, Let Fresh Summer Ingredients Do the Work for You
WHEN CHEF ALEX SEIDEL hosts a party at his farm in Larkspur, Colorado, only one thing is rarefied: the location (7,200 feet above sea level, with views west to meadowlands and trees). Everything else is as lowkey as Seidel himself "No fuss, no muss--that's...
A Perfect Day in Pescadero, CA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Indian summer in this crowd-free farm town on the San Mateo Coast comes with craft brews, secret beaches, and some of the best goat cheese in California. Carb up on the coast Pescadero's best attractions can be found in...
A Perfect Day in Squamish, B.C
Long just a coffee stop en route to Whistler, this waterfront town has become British Columbia's favorite early-autumn adventure spot. By Crai BowerOut of the big mountains' shadowWhen North America's largest (and arguably most beloved) ski resort, Whistler...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Q: I have a sloping backyard with no landscaping, what can I plant to anchor the soil that's good-looking and needs little water?--KATIE GOYA, BELMONT, CA ...
Back to the Future
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It has all the elements of an epic movie: an overlooked genius, a thoughtful hero, a skilled sidekick. Randy Hild stars as a surfer who brought a piece of history to life. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TWO YEARS AGO, Randy...
Batmania!
They're eerie, possibly imperiled, and utterly amazing. And New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns is the best place in the world to see them. THE BATS ARE NOT COOPERATING. A half-mile inside Carlsbad Caverns, hundreds of thousands of Brazilian free-tailed...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIP FROM OUR TEAMWORTH-IT GEARGRILLING GAME CHANGERJacobsen Salt Co.'s cedar planks do what many other grilling planks fall at: deliver lots of woodsy flavor to your food. Plus, the six aromatic, freshly milled Northwest cedar planks come with a jar...
In the Western HOME
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMTHIS IS SMARTSAFETY UPGRADEMore than half of household falls happen in the bathroom, so products that make this room safer for everyone are a win. But usually they're ugly. Enter Sabi by Urbio of Oakland, whose new line is practical...
Less Water, Better Wine?
A growing number of West Coast vintners are trying dry-farming-and discovering it's no compromise."FEW CALIFORNIA wines have any terroir," declares Brice Jones, proprietor of Emeritus Vineyards in Sonoma's Russian River Valley and founder of Sonoma-Cutrer....
Less Water, Better Wine? A Growing Number of West Coast Vintners Are Trying Dry-Farming-And Discovering It's No Compromise
"FEW CALIFORNIA WINES have any terroir," declares Brice Jones, proprietor of Emeritus Vineyards in Sonoma's Russian River Valley and founder of Sonoma-Cutrer. If you're a wine lover, you've heard of the concept of terroir--that wines derive character...
Life, DEVOURED
CHEF JOANNE WEIR BRINGS HER BEST STORIES & RECIPES TOGETHER IN AN EXOBERANT NEW MEMOIR.WHEN SHE WAS 9 YEARS OLD, Joanne Weir mixed 1 ½ cups of baking soda into her oatmeal cookie dough instead of 1 ½ teaspoons-and watched aghast as the cookies merged...
Life Devoured Chef Joanne Weir Brings Her Best Stories & Recipes Together in an Exuberant New Memoir
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN SHE WAS 9 YEARS OLD, Joanne Weir mixed 1/2 cups of baking soda into her oatmeal cookie dough instead of 1 1/2 teaspoons--and watched aghast as the cookies merged into one oozing mass and overflowed...
Sweet on Figs
Savor this luscious fruit roasted with chicken, tossed in salad, and cloaked in chocolate. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FIG, HAZELNUT, and GOAT CHEESE SALAD SERVES 4/25 MINUTES Crunch, sweetness, and a touch of richness--this recipe has everything...
Sweet on Figs
PEAK SEASONSavor this luscious fruit roasted with chicken, tossed in salad, and cloaked in chocolate.FIG, HAZELNUT, and GOAT CHEESE SALADSERVES 4/25 MINUTESCrunch, sweetness, and a touch of richness-this recipe has everything you want in a salad. Dress...
The Cottage
Inspired by golden California hills and midcentury style, designer Orlando Soria, West Coast creative director for Homepolish, turned this 400-square-foot space by New Avenue Homes into a gem. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Work the walls Before our...
The New Backyard
EASY STYLEA serene, low-water garden and a multi-use cottage share one hardworking space.A backyard cottage has a high squeal factor, but that's not the only reason to build one. For an installation at Sunsefs 18th annual Celebration Weekend in June,...
The New Backyard: A Serene, Low-Water Garden and a Multi-Use Cottage Share One Hardworking Space
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A backyard cottage has a high squeal factor, but that's not the only reason to build one. For an installation at Sunset's 18th annual Celebration Weekend in June, we remodeled a small structure, the kind of place that homeowners...
The Real SLO County
Top-tier wineries, screensaver beaches, plus Sunset's very own foodie festival. Say hello to California's Central Coast. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Midway between L.A. and San Francisco, pretty San Luis Obispo has it all: kick-back wineries, one-of-a-kind...
The Road to Gold
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ALABAMA HILLS MILE 1 GOLD-HUNGRY MINERS KNEW THAT "the Bamas" were a good place to lose a horse. Almost anything smaller than a house could hide in this whimsical maze of rounded boulders, golden-hued...
Urbane Renewal
BEST WESTERNERThe French Laundry's former chef de cuisine is now helping heat up downtown L.A.When art collectors Eli and Edyth Broad decided to build a contemporary-art museum, they picked a site smack in the middle of downtown's already simmering cultural...
Urbane Renewal: The French Laundry's Former Chef De Cuisine Is Now Helping Heat Up Downtown L.A
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BEST WESTERNER When art collectors Eli and Edyth Broad decided to build a contemporary-art museum, they picked a site smack in the middle of downtown's already simmering cultural scene. Then they turned up the gas, recruiting...
Vegetable Gardens to Fall For
Get a cool-season plot that delivers on beauty and bounty By Johanna SilverTEST GARDEN TIPSAS MUCH AS WE LOVE ripe tomatoes, by midsummer, we're already fantasizing about our fall vegetable garden. While rangy tomato vines and dead cornstalks make their...
Vegetable Gardens to Fall For: Get a Cool-Season Plot That Delivers on Beauty and Bounty
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AS MUCH AS WE LOVE ripe tomatoes, by midsummer, we're already fantasizing about our fall vegetable garden. While rangy tomato vines and dead cornstalks make their way to the compost pile this time of year, we replant our Test...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SUMMER CHICKPEA RAGOUT SERVES 4/40 MINUTES This healthy, hearty dinner makes the most of the season's produce. Cut vegetables as you cook to get dinner on the table quickly. 1 cup bulgur wheat 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive ...
Wish I Were There
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SUNSET STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Story spends something like 250 days a year on the road for us, so when I learned that U.S. Highway 395-the subject of our cover story this month--was his all-time favorite road trip, I had to...
Your Checklist
"Granite's heavy stature and coarse texture add a feeling of stateliness to a garden." JOHANNA SILVER, SENIOR GARDEN EDITOR SAVE WATER As nights grow cooler, reduce your watering frequency, especially if you're using an automatic watering...
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