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. 237, No. 4, October

2016: A Kubrick Odyssey
"Heeeeeere's Stanley!" This month, celebrate Halloween by paying homage to the man behind spine-tingling classic films at the Contemporary Jewish Museum's Stanley Kubrick: Tbe Exhibition. The fun begins in the lobby, where the The Shining's Grady twins...
2016 Family Business
The COPPOLASEST. 1978ON A SUNNY day in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola sits under a tree, swiping at his phone. He owns the tree, as well as the 24 acres of vineyards surrounding it. He owns the winery up the hill from the tree, another one 4 miles...
A Perfect Day in Bellingham, Wa
whin stonis throw brewing opened this past spring, the number of breweries in this college town on the Salish Sea hit double digits. Eleven breweries in a city of83,000 gives Bellingham a per capita lead over Seattle, according to Tap Trail, which maps...
A Perfect Day in Bellingham, WA: This Pint-Size Puget Sound-Area Town Is Tapping into a New Weekend Obsession: Drinking Beers with a Sense of Adventure
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN STONES THROW BREWING opened this past spring, the number of breweries in this college town on the Salish Sea hit double digits. Eleven breweries in a city of 83,000 gives Bellingham a per capita lead over Seattle, according...
Bottoms Up
A brilliant Kiwi concept: Throw a party to get to a party. I'm jouncing down tracks along New Zealand's South Island in a historic train, surrounded by revelers, on a beer run out of Blenheim-the tiny town in the heart of what is probably this country's...
Bottoms Up: A California Wine Writer's World Is Turned Upside Down When She Tastes the Next-Gen Wines from New Zealand
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A brilliant Kiwi concept: Throw a party to get to a party. I'm jouncing down tracks along New Zealand's South Island in a historic train, surrounded by revelers, on a beer run out of Blenheim--the tiny town in the heart of...
Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Slaw
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WINE PAIRING Ponzi 2014 Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley; $20). CHICKEN KATSU with TONKATSU SLAW SERVES 4/45 MINUTES To pair with crunchy Japanese-style breaded chicken, we took tonkatsu dipping sauce--usually served with...
Chile Classic
Hundreds of crimson heirloom chiles dangle from the eaves of Rancho de Chimayó restaurant, north of Santa Fe. But they're not just for decoration. Janet Malcolm, the kitchen manager (below), plucks them for carne adovada, pork in velvety redchile sauce....
Chile Classic: A Landmark New Mexico Restaurant Shares the Secrets to Cooking Its Most Revered Dish
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Hundreds of crimson heirloom chiles dangle from the eaves of Rancho de Chimayo restaurant, north of Santa Fe. But they're not just for decoration. Janet Malcolm, the kitchen manager (below), plucks them for came adovada, pork...
Family Business 2016
Meet the clans who have shaped Sonoma's wine scene--and the new generation that's redefining it once again. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The COPPOLAS EST. 1978 ON A sunny day in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola sits under a tree, swiping at...
Get Your Greens
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You don't need a large garden to get a season's worth of vegetables. This bed--which measures just 4 feet by 6 feet--provides plenty of room for cool-season crops. The trick to packing them tightly is to regularly harvest...
Homegrown Feast
IT'S A LIVELY DAY AT Big Table Farm, what with the grape stomping at the winery, the cooking frenzy in the kitchen, and the chickens clucking, horses whinnying, pigs grunting, cattle mooing, and a very persistent pet goat named Goatio nuzzling pretty...
Homegrown Feast: For an Oregon Couple Who Have Built Their Lives around Good Food and Wine, Harvest Season Is the Perfect Excuse for a Dinner Party
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IT'S A LIVELY DAY AT Big Table Farm, what with the grape stomping at the winery, the cooking frenzy in the kitchen, and the chickens clucking, horses...
In Great Taste
WHEN DAVID SINEGAL purchased a historic winery in St. Helena, California, three years ago, the property was like a 19th-century painting come to life, with a storied Victorian farmhouse hugged by vineyards and a botanical garden. As much as he embraced...
In Great Taste: A Stunning Winery Offers Design Inspiration for Any Home
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN DAVID SINEGAL purchased a historic winery in St. Helena, California, three years ago, the property was like a 19th-century painting come to life, with a storied Victorian farmhouse hugged by vineyards and a botanical...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
COOKBOOKS OF THE MONTHSEASON'S BOUNTYFor cooks in the West, this month brings a windfall of great produce- the best of both summer and fall. Three new books will help you make the most of it.For the Portland Farmers Market Cookbook (SasquaIch Books;...
Korean Spaghetti and Meatballs
KOREAN SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS SERVES 4/35 MINUTES Korean kimchi invigorates a standby weeknight dinner. Bring the pasta water to a boil while you make the meatballs. 3 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided 3 tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar, divided...
Life of the Party
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CERTAIN DAYS at Sunset, the communal tables by the Test Kitchen practically groan under the weight of wine bottles. A Hughes Family Cabernet blend with lush fruit and good structure; an unusual skin-fermented Chardonnay from...
Life of the Party
CERTAIN DAYS at Sunset, the communal tables by the Test Kitchen practically groan under the weight of wine bottles. A Hughes Family Cabernet blend with lush fruit and good structure; an unusual skin-fermented Chardonnay from Scribe. In the midst of it...
New Roots
I'M ONE IN a long line of Sunset garden editors who's accustomed to digging dirt out of her fingernails while rushing inside for a meeting. So when we relocated our headquarters across San Francisco Bay, from Menlo Park to Oakland's Jack London Square,...
New Roots: Check out Sunset's Sonoma Test Gardens-Our Laboratory for Fresh Outdoor Living Ideas
I'M ONE in a long line of Sunset garden editors who's accustomed to digging dirt out of her fingernails while rushing inside for a meeting. So when we relocated our headquarters across San Francisco Bay, from Menlo Park to Oakland's Jack London Square,...
Our 2016 Gold & Silver Medal Winners: Sunset International Wine Competition
NEW WORLD WHITES ALBARINO [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * ** Abacela 2015 Albarino (Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon; $21). This Oregon take on the white wine of Spain's Rias Baixas region is a home run, with vibrant white peach, pear, and citrus fruit...
Our 2016 Gold & Silver Medal Winners: Sunset International Wine Competition
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: 2009-2011 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * ** Saviez Vineyards 2009 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvigtton (Napa Valley; $75). With a little bottle age, this Cab is ready to drink now, with seamless integration of ripe dark cherry fruit,...
Our 2016 Gold & Silver Medal Winners: Sunset International Wine Competition
PRIMITIVO *** Borjon 2013 "Reposado" Primitivo (Amador County; $25) *** Collier Falls 2012 Hillside Estate Primitivo (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $38) *** Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo (Horse Heaven Hills;...
Skirt Steak with Port and Roquefort
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WINE PAIRING Renwood 2013 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador County; $20). SKIRT STEAK with PORT and ROQUEFORT SERVES 4/40 MINUTES Skirt steak cooks quickly, making it ideal for weeknights; a velvety wine sauce gives it...
Speedy Pork Sinigang
SPEEDY PORK SINIGANG SERVES 4/30 MINUTES This deliciously sour Filipino soup traditionally involves hours of simmering. To make it weeknight-friendly, we've replaced long-cooking pork ribs with bacon and pork tenderloin, and used apple cider vinegar...
Surprise! It's Sonoma
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Want a bit of adventure with your world-class Chardonnay? Treasures await in the heart of wine country. When we installed the first one here, it looked a bit sacrificial," says Anne Moller-Racke, pointing at a giant ox...
Sweet Potato and Gouda Gratin
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SWEET POTATO and GOUDA GRATIN SERVES 6 TO 8/1 1/2 HOURS Our favorite new side dish (or vegetarian main, if made with vegetable broth) is a colorful version of scalloped potatoes. For richest flavor and color, look for deep-orange-fleshed...
The Wine to Buy This Year
Recently, I dipped into my local BevMo on a mission to find a specific bottle. As I zeroed in on the right aisle, a woman hovering there looked to me and said, "Any chance you could help me find a good bottle of red wine?"The complexity of her seemingly...
The Wine to Buy This Year: No Matter Where Your Wine Taste Trends in the Next 12 Months, We've Vetted the Best Bottles to Put in Your Shopping Cart
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Recently, I dipped into my local BevMo on a mission to find a specific bottle. As I zeroed in on the right aisle, a woman hovering there looked to me and said, "Any chance you could help me find a good bottle of red wine?"...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHSKIRT STEM with PORT and ROQUEFORTSERVES 4/40 MINUTESSkirt steak cooks quickly, making it ideal for weeknights; a velvety wine sauce gives it a special-occasion touch. Try it with hot, herbflecked rice.1 cup each ruby port and whipping...
Your CHECKLIST
"Cool-season vegetable patches extend harvest while still looking good."JOHANNA SILVER, GARDEN EDITORIDEA WE LOVEGet your greensYou don't need a large garden to get a season's worth of vegetables. This bed-which measures just 4 feet by 6 feet-provides...
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