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. 238, No. 3, 2017

California's Best-Kept Secrets
IT'S no secret that a great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is easy to come by in Napa Valley. Or a good bottle of almost anything in Sonoma County. As appealing as those wines are, however, they come with the price of fame.In Napa, for example, there's...
Close Encounters
THE OTHER DAY, having put in a solid six consecutive minutes of work, I rewarded myself with some random Internet reading, an article about the world's smallest inhabited island. At around 18 by SO yards, Bishop Rock is a jagged pinprick of desolation...
Fiesta Time
ONE OF THE EARLIEST MEMORIES I have from my childhood in Manila, Philippines, is of a daytime party at a relative's house-platters of pancit noodles, buckets of San Miguel beer, chicken thighs sizzling on the charcoal grill, and my cousins and I playing...
Filipino Food's Moment
In a strip mall in L.A.'s Chinatown, Alvin Cailan is grilling chicken and slathering it with a citrusy annatto baste. He's at Unit 120, his restaurant incubator, though he's better known as chef-owner of the West's wildly popular Eggslut restaurants.Unit...
Garden in Motion
THE FRONT LAWN HAD TO GO. Not only was it an uninspiring match for the Mediterranean-style home- which is located in the Bay Area town of Atherton- but it was thirsty as well. Parched, in fact: During the summer, the homeowner had to truck in water to...
Gone for a Ride
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A DOG PERSON, but no animal has ever captivated me like Luna. A friend gave her to me after college when I was going through a hard time, and the bond was instant. She has a pack mentality and always has to know where I am, so I began...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
Spring cookingRight now, it's not just the favas and morels that have us racing to the kitchen-it's the new cookbooks too. Here are snippets from some favorites.BALANCING ACTMaster the four elements that are the focus of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Simon...
Kauai's Next Wave
BABY'S FIRST RIDEHANALEI SURF SCHOOLAccording to pro surfer Evan Valiere, it's never too late to start surfing. Or too early. Evan took his daughter, Jaya Moon, surfing when she was just two days old. Of course, a few in-utero lessons may have helped....
Stranded. and Loving It
Rough it among the animals on SANTA ROSA ISLAND, CATerrainJust three native terrestrial mammals live on California's secondlargest island-and humans aren't one of them. The mountains on this patch of land, 40 nautical miles from Ventura, are also home...
Swept Away
I'M ON the ferry from the British Columbia mainland, churning across the sparkling water. I should probably be at the bow with the other tourists, watching for whales. Instead, I'm hunched over my phone, scrolling through the menu of a restaurant that...
Treasure Island
Last spring, Tim Pfeiffer was doing some routine cleanup on the beach outside his cabin in Vashon Island, Washington, when he made a serendipitous discovery. Amid the washed-up fishing floats and tangles of seaweed, he turned up a tiny wood-mounted illustration...
Weeknight Cooking
CORNED BEEF SALADSERVES 4/25 MINUTESThis salad is a light but still festive way to serve corned beef on St. Patrick's Day-or to use up leftovers the next day.2 cups rye bread, torn into 1-in. pieces (about 3 oz.)3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted¾ tsp....
Wild at Heart
BAINBRIDGEIsland, Washington, is woodsy, peaceful, full of wildlife-and after seven years, garden designer Tish Treherne was at the end of her rope with it.She and her husband, Adam Michel, had built their dream house, a contemporary labor of love, deep...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTStart snap, snow, or shelling peas from seed early this month. Make sure they have something to climb (tomato cages work in a pinch). Expect to harvest in about two months.Choose vegetable starts at the nursery. The best plants have at least five...
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