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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. 236, No. 2, February

A Crunchy, Golden Topping
Want to be a kitchen rock star with almost no effort? Make your own bread crumbs. They take only a few minutes and add a big flavor and texture boost to so many dishes. Spoon crumbs over mac 'n' cheese or spaghetti. Sprinkle them onto a bowl of beans...
A Fine Romance
What to pour with oysters? We played matchmaker to bring you 13 perfect pairings:, best bets for wine, beer, and" spirits that bring out the briny beauty of the bivalves. Wine Oysters taste famous-ly of cucumber, melon, and the sea itself; what...
A Fine Romance
WineOysters taste famously of cucumber, melon, and the sea itself; what you need in a wine to match is something extremely dry, crisp, and minerally, with loads of citrus. An herbal vein is a bonus. Skip highly fruity and floral bottles.CHAMPAGNE DELAMOTTE...
A PERFECT DAY IN S.F.'S MID-MARKET
The comeback theaterMarket Street was once known as the Great White Way for the glow of theaters in the neighborhood, none beaming brighter than The Strand Theater. But over the years, as the blocks around it dimmed, so too did The Strand. Shut down...
A Perfect Day in S.F.'S Mid-Market: A Renovated Theater, New Shops, and a Slew of Restaurants Are Bringing San Francisco's Emergent High-Tech Corridor to Center Stage
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The comeback theater Market Street was once known as the Great White Way for the glow of theaters in the neighborhood, none beaming brighter than The Strand Theater. But over the years, as the blocks around it dimmed, so...
Beans a Love Story
A after wandering through the huge open-air market of Ixmiquilpan, in eastern Mexico, past stall after stall of chiles, cactus paddles, wild herbs, and what smells like a thousand toasted tortillas, we finally find the beans. Steve Sando runs his fingers...
Beans: A Love Story
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One taste of these tradition-rich dishes and you'll know why Mexico's heirloom beans have captivated chefs and home cooks alike. AFTER WANDERING through the huge open-air market of Ixmiquilpan,...
Bed Head
CONQUER THE CANOPYBay Area-designer Will Wick (wick design.com) really loves canopy beds. "If I can fit one in the room, I'll do it," he says. "They're so cozy." His only complaint is that many four-posters feel squat. So when he designed this room for...
Bed Head: Master the Mind-Set for Two Tricky Beds-Canopy and Low-Slung-With Help from Designers Will Wick and Justina Blakeney
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CONQUER THE CANOPY Bay Area-designer Will Wick (wickdesign.com) really loves canopy beds. "If I can fit one in the room, I'll do it," he says. "They're so cozy." His only complaint is that many four-posters feel squat....
Best of the West: What Were Tracking This Month
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BEST BUDGET INDULGENCE SERENITY NOW "Typically a spa is a sterile space," says Erica Malbon, cofounder of Los Angeles' The Now. "But we wanted to create an atmosphere we liked being in all day." Inspired by Mexico's...
Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir-Fry
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BOK CHOY and MUSHROOM STIR-FRY SERVES 4/20 MINUTES Think of mild-flavored, juicy bok choy as an invitation to experiment in the kitchen. It's especially good with earthy mushrooms. Thoroughly drying the bok choy before cooking...
Color Theory
As a tech start-up veteran, Adam Singer isn't afraid of risk. So when he needed a designer to remodel his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad, he hired Caitlin Murray--because he knew she had the guts to take inspiration from his vibrant art collection and...
Coming Home
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LAST DECEMBER, my family and I landed at San Francisco International Airport with eight suitcases, two car seats, four carry-ons, and a rickety stroller bound with packing tape. We had just left our close-knit community and...
Coming Home
last December, my family and I landed at San Francisco International Airport with eight suitcases, two car seats, four carryons, and a rickety stroller bound with packing tape. We had just left our close-knit community and the only home our small children...
Heart's Delight
PARTNERS IN CREAM (AND CHOCOLATE!)FUDGE CAKES with JASMINE TEA WHIPPED CREAMAdapted from Nicole Krasinski, chef owner, State Bird Provisions, San FranciscoMAKES 4 (2 FOR THE NEXT DAY) / 2 HOURS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR COGNAC PRUNESThis sensual dessert offers...
Hearts Delight: Three Western Chefs Reinvigorate Valentine's Day Classics
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PARTNERS IN CREAM (AND CHOCOLATE!) FUDGE CAKES with JASMINE TEA WHIPPED CREAM Adapted from Nicole Krasinski, chef-owner, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco MAKES 4 (2 FOR THE NEXT DAY) / 2 HOURS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR COGNAC PRUNES This...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMEASY BASICS | A crunchy, golden toppingWant to be a kitchen rock star with almost no effort? Make your own bread crumbs. They take only a few minutes and add a big flavor and texture boost to so many dishes. Spoon crumbs over mac 'n'...
Quick Chicken Pho
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] QUICK CHICKEN PHO SERVES 4/45 MINUTES For pho, the Vietnamese soup now found all over the West, a rich-tasting broth is crucial. But how do you produce one quickly? The answer: Simmer whole pieces of chicken in chicken broth....
Sweet on Strawberries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Get a head start on summer: Plant bareroot berries, in a pot or in soil. We'll show you the perfect varieties for your region. In A good-looking pot, strawberries are just as pretty on the patio or hanging from house eaves...
The Learning Curve
AN AVID GARDENER, Tom Hansen was thrilled to see freshly planted greenery in the steep, sunny yard surrounding his new home when he moved from Chicago to Marin County, California, in 1999.After the first full year, though, Hansen noticed that the landscape...
The Learning Curve: One Man's Education in Mediterranean-Climate Gardening
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AN AVID GARDENER, Tom Hansen was thrilled to see freshly planted greenery in the steep, sunny yard surrounding his new home when he moved from Chicago to Marin County, California, in 1999. After the first full year, though,...
The Real Silicon Valley
You didn't score sails to the Super Bowl? So what. Just think of all the extra lime you'll have local, drink, and tackle the trails in the Land of Big Ideas. We found two locals to lead the way. AS TOLD TO ERIN KLENOW [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SHOW...
Top 10 Reasons to Cruise Now
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Sweeping adventure, VIP access, romance on the high seas: Don't miss the boat. By Christine Ciarmello 1 It's the easiest way to get to Cuba. Haimark Tourist visas aren't readily available, but don't let that stop...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHQUICK CHICKEN PHOSERVES 4/45 MINUTESFor pho, the Vietnamese soup now found all over the West, a rich-tasting broth is crucial. But how do you produce one quickly? The answer: Simmer whole pieces of chicken in chicken broth. Leftover poached...
Welcome Home
Falling in love with a place is like falling in love with a person. Sometimes you just know. For our Best Hometowns 2016, Sunset editors searched the West from the Arizona desert to the Washington coast to find towns, cities, and neighborhoods that...
Welcome Home
Falling in love with a place is like falling in love with a person. Sometimes you just know. For our Best Hometowns 2016, Sunset editors searched the West from the Arizona desert to the Washington coast to find towns, cities, and neighborhoods that are...
Your Checklist
PLANT Start tomato seeds indoors for seedlings to plant outdoors in April. Along the coast, select seeds of cold-tolerant varieties that ripen in less than 70 days, like 'Glacier', 'Northern Delight', 'Scotia', and 'Stupice'. All are available from...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTStart tomato seeds indoors for seedlings to plant outdoors in April. Along the coast, select seeds of cold-tolerant varieties that ripen in less than 70 days, like 'Glacier', 'Northern Delight', 'Scotia', and 'Stupice'. All are available from Territorial...
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