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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. 235, No. 4, October

A Perfect Day in Jack London Square: With a Fresh Influx of Residents, Shops, and Restaurants, Oakland's Historic District (and Sunset's Soon-to-Be Home) Has Never Been More Fun
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] American made You may not really need that hickory-handled hatchet or those mason jar coffee mugs wrapped in leather cozies. But who said rigid pragmatism was the point? To browse the shelves at Oakland Supply Co. is to...
A Perfect Day in Mesa, Az
With stellar art, offbeat shopping, new microbreweries, and now, a train, this East Valley city is sleepy no more. By EdiejarolimDIY delightsTen years ago, Mesa was a quiet farm town turned bedroom community. Then Mesa Arts Center-a performing and visual...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Q: My kids love Halloween. This year, we want to go someplace special to celebrate the holiday. Suggestions?--T.R., ARROYO GRANDE, CA DEAR T.R. It's a bit...
At San Francisco's Bar Tartine, Raw Ingredients and Ancient Techniques Come Together in a Cauldron of Flavor. Food Editor Margo True Goes Behind the Scenes at the Most Experimental Restaurant in the West
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JARS OF POWDERS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, AND MYSTERIOUS DRIED SHAPES GLEAMED ALONG ONE WALL. ON THE FLOOR, VATS OF LIQUIDS RURBLED AND SEETHED. IT SMELLED LIKE CHEESE AND PICKLES, ROASTED CHILES AND FRESH...
Beauty and the Beach
IDEA GARDENWith a low-maintenance design that takes its cues from the coast, this garden was made for relaxation.Make it useful and beautiful-that was owner Dana Saxten's request of landscape designer Ryan Prange (fallingwaterlandscape.com) for the garden...
Beauty and the Beach: With a Low-Maintenance Design That Takes Its Cues from the Coast, This Garden Was Made for Relaxation
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Make it useful and beautiful--that was owner Dana Saxten's request of landscape designer Ryan Prange (fallingwaterlandscape.com) for the garden around her home in Encinitas, California. Prange's solution: Create outdoor rooms...
Carried Away
People have always come to southern Utah's remote canyon country to disappear. But as one writer discovers, it's also the perfect place to connect. OZZY IS GIVING ME ATTITUDE--bumping against my pack, nosing ahead, blowing his semisweet-fermented...
Cauldron of Flavor
At San Francisco's Bar Tartine, raw ingredients and ancient techniques come together in a Food editor Margo True goes behind the scenes at the most experimental restaurant in the West.IN 25 YEARS of writing about food, I'd seen a lot of restaurant kitchens,...
Darkness Falls: Forget the Fake Halloween Cobwebs: These Plants Will Set a Moody-Even Spooky-Tone on Your Porch for Fall
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN A TANGLE Harry Lauder's walking stick (CoryIns avellano 'Contorta') stars here, its dormant bony form on full display. Greenish yellow catkins will soon dangle from the tree's twisted branches, followed by a covering...
Designed for Wine
A Sonoma chef crafts a party menu around excellent pairings. By Elaine Johnsonin an open-air kitchen set near rows of grapevines, olive trees, and heritage oaks, John McReynolds is patiently browning short ribs. The chef, the culinary director for Sonoma's...
Designed for Wine: A Sonoma Chef Crafts a Party Menu around Excellent Pairings
IN AN OPEN-AIR KITCHEN set near rows of grapevines, olive trees, and heritage oaks, John McReynolds is patiently browning short ribs. The chef, the culinary director for Sonoma's Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards & Winery, will slowly cook vegetables...
Grape Expectations
PEAK SEASONSurprising ways to use the juicy fruit in your cookingMINI HMOND and GRAPE CAKESMAKES 9 MINI CAKES / 1 HOURInspired by French financiers, these small cakes are dense with the warm flavors of almond, orange zest, and butter. The grapes become...
Grape Expectations: Surprising Ways to Use the Juicy Fruit in Your Cooking
MINI ALMOND and GRAPECAKES MAKES 9 MINI CAKES / 1 HOUR Inspired by French financiers, these small cakes are dense with the warm flavors of almond, orange zest, and butter. The grapes become a little jammy after baking, which complements the cakes'...
Inside a Pro's Kitchen
A chef opens her cupboards and spills out her best ideas.DESPITE BEING A CHEF, baker, and cookbook author, Leslie Mackie has never had a big kitchen at home. The founder of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, Mackie didn't expect that to change when she bought...
Inside a Pro's Kitchen: A Chef Opens Her Cupboards and Spills out Her Best Ideas
Despite being A chef, baker, and cookbook author, Leslie Mackie has never had a big kitchen at home. The founder of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, Mackie didn't expect that to change when she bought a former cabinet shop on Vashon Island, Washington, to...
New Kings of Red
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A full morning of judging nothing but big, structured Cabernet Sauvignons is a picnic of sorts--in that it takes a whole lot of roast beef to tame the tannins (a professional wine-taster's trick). These are the Gold Medal...
Our 2015 Gold & Silver Medal Winners
NEW WORLD WHITES ALBARINO * **Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2014 Riverbench Vineyard Albarino (Santo Maria Valley; $30) A pretty wine with floral aromas and a crisp, refreshing mouthful of ripe pear, papaya, an citrus flavors. It has great verve and...
Superior Judgments
When the best wine tasters in the West evaluate nearly 3,000 bottles, fascinating trends emerge-to say nothing of an extraordinary shopping list. By Sara SchneiderTHERE'S SOMETHING you should know about the sea of medals in the marketplace from wine...
Superior Judgments: When the Best Wine Tasters in the West Evaluate Nearly 3,000 Bottles, Fascinating Trends Emerge-To Say Nothing of an Extraordinary Shopping List
THERE'S SOMETHING you should know about the sea of medals in the marketplace from wine competitions: They're only as good as the judges who award them. The reliability of results varies widely among competitions, hinging entirely on the tasting experience...
The Grand Wine Tour
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The world's best wines, irresistible food, and some amazing surprises. Join Sunset on a mile-by-mile journey through three of the West's most exciting wine regions: Napa, Santa Barbara, and Southern Oregon. NAPA VALLEY...
The Grand Wine Tour
The world's best wines, irresistible food, and some amazing surprises. Join Sunset on a mile-by-mile journey through three of the West's most exciting wine regions: Napa, Santa Barbara, and Southern Oregon.NAPA VALLEYHere's where you'll fall in love...
Weeknight Cooking
CLAMS with PASTA and BACONSERVES 4/30 MINUTESSpanish fideos-short, thin noodles-give this dish a satisfying heft. If your grocery store doesn't carry them, use angel-hair pasta instead. Serve family-style right out of the pot or in a large bowl.2 tbsp....
Wine, My Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I have A head start on visiting all the places that's a good thing: I was raised in beer country, and it took me many years to get beyond WBP buying a bottle of wine just because its label was pretty. (I date myself here,...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHWESTPLANTIn mild-winter areas, fill containers with succulents that grow well in cool winter conditions. Look for aloe, Crassula, Dudleya, Echeveria, Gasteria, Graptopetalum, and Senecio species.For cool-season color, plant pots of pansy, snapdragon,...
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