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. 6, June

A Floral Affair
Give stems the star treatment at your next backyard party. Flowers run in Natalie Bowen Brookshire's family--her mother is a garden designer, and her grandmother once owned a floral shop. But at first, Brookshire resisted the call "'I wanted to...
A Floral Affair
Flowers run in Natalie Bowen Brookshire's family-her mother is a garden designer, and her grandmother once owned a floral shop. But at first, Brookshire resisted the call. "I wanted to work in an office and wear a power suit," she says. "Turns out I...
A Weekend of Shucking in Washington State
Stash a knife and a lemon in your glove compartment and hit the road for two days of visiting growers along the Puget Sound. Start south of Seattle, where sandy estuaries give shellfish a light, almost cucumber flavor, before moving on to the north's...
Cal Ave
Beyond the neon lights and casinos of downtown Reno is a different kind of strip-one lined with indie shops, museums, restaurants, and breweries. Once a quiet pocket of Victorian homes bridging the Truckee River Arts District and Midtown, the Cal Ave...
California Dreamy
Designer Nathan Turner brings his sunny, spirited style to his cousin's Los Angeles bungalow. When it came to decorating her L.A. home, actress Stephanie Turner had an ace up her sleeve: her cousin, celebrated interior designer Nathan Turner. The...
California Dreamy
When it came to decorating her L.A. home, actress Stephanie Turner had an ace up her sleeve: her cousin, celebrated interior designer Nathan Turner. The two Angelenos are sibling-tight-and in sync stylistically too. "We're both drawn to mix-matched patterns...
Dinner and a Show
IT STARTS WITH A ROCKY RIDE.A mix of friends and strangers is being driven through the desert in white vans, careening over rocks and dry creekbeds, past saguaros and expanses of wildflowers. Once the highway is entirely out of view, the main stage comes...
Follow Your Gut
For some people, vacation means maximizing time at the beach or pool. For others, travel is all about the number of great meals (or glasses of wine, or hunks of cheese) they can fit into each day. This story is for that second kind of person: Here, we've...
Food Town Throwdown
Comparing what it's like to live in food meccas Portland and Denver isn't so much like pitting apples against oranges. It's more like choosing between locally grown Fujis and organic Pink Ladies. Denver gets a lot of credit, between its foie gras profiteroles...
Herbs for the Win
Take it from a pro: These often-overlooked plants can be the hardest-working players in your garden. Rose Loveall could have taken the obvious route when she opened a nursery, stocking it with the usual crowd-pleasing mix of flowers and shrubs....
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIP OF THE MONTHBRING UN THE VEGETABLESAnytime you fire up the grill, it's a chance to get ahead on your weeknight cooking: Just throw extra vegetables (tossed with oil and herbs) on the grate, and work them into your cooking throughout the week. Add...
Love Boat
Eight days, two rivers, 100 show tune-singing passengers. Welcome to the most unlikely romantic cruise in the West. "Honey, I'm off to Bingoi" was something I never imagined myself saying. But here I was, cruising the Columbia River somewhere...
Love Boat
"Honey I'M OFF TO bingoi" was something I never imagined myself saying. But here I was, cruising the Columbia River somewhere near Stevenson, Washington. The paddle wheel cast a shadow over us as I sat with Daisy and Blazer, a former prison guard and...
My Delicious Summer
Writer and editor, New York CityRUTH REICHLREICHL MAY BE A NEW YORKER, BUT THE LEGENDARY FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF GOURMET MAGAZINE AND AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BEST-SELLING MEMOIRS CREDITS THE WEST WITH HER FOOD AWAKENING. IN HER 20S AND 30S, SHE LIVED IN...
Reno's Cal Ave
A fresh batch of craft breweries and sidewalk cafes makes this the biggest little neighborhood in Reno. Beyond the neon lights and casinos of downtown Reno is a different kind of strip--one lined with indie shops, museums, restaurants, and breweries....
Showtime
So many of my favorite food moments in the West have taken place outdoors in summer. The impromptu beach picnic to which our neighbors lugged a cooler full of oysters and a small Tupperware of mignonette sauce. The late-season blackberry brambles,...
Show Time
SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE food moments in the West have taken place outdoors in summer. The impromptu beach picnic to which our neighbors lugged a cooler full of oysters and a small Tupperware of mignonette sauce. The late-season blackberry brambles, laden...
Summer Crush
RASPBERRY, LIME, and COCONUT PIESERVES 6 TO 8 / 1 ¼ HOURS, PLUS 2 HOURS TO CHILLSweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy- this recipe delivers a perfect combination of flavors and textures in each bite. A touch of gelatin in the lime curd helps it set enough...
Summer Whites
Western producers are finally giving a trio of Alsatian-style wines the attention they deserve, turning out bottles that rival better-known varietals. The kicker: These fruity, aromatic sips pair beautifully with the season's tricky-to-match foods....
Summer Whites
RIESLINGPoor Riesling is the victim of a reputation earned decades ago, when much of it in the West was made in a sweet German style but without that country's characteristic acidity for balance. The result was a syrupy starter drink, something to put...
The Long Route
For chef Matthew Accarrino, hopping on a bike is the best way to explore the West--and its bounty. The pavement is still glistening with hailstones from an earlier storm in Yountville, California, but that doesn't stop Matthew Accarrino from clipping...
The Long Route
The pavement is still glistening with hailstones from an earlier storm in Yountville, California, but that doesn't stop Matthew Accarrino from clipping into his pedals. Lean, compact, and dressed head to toe in Lycra, the 39-year-old looks every bit...
Weeknight Cooking
SALMON with COCONUT LIME CILANTRO SAUCE SERVES 4/25 MINUTES Mustard seeds add flavor and crunch to this sauce, inspired by Samin Nosrat's Indian chutney in her new book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking (Simon & Schuster,...
Weeknight Cooking
SALMON with COCONUT LIME CILANTRO SAUCESERVES 4 / 25 MINUTESMustard seeds add flavor and crunch to this sauce, inspired by Samin Nosrat's Indian chutney in her new book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking (Simon & Schuster,...
Your Checklist
PLANT Pair a dreamy cerulean Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue' in a pot with a bright yellow Rudbeckia hirta such as 'Prairie Sun' for a sensational combo that will bloom into the fall. Sow seeds of beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, and squash, including...
Your CHECKLIST
NORTHERN CALIFORNIAIDEA WE LOVEContain yourselfWith its lineup of garden vessels that go way beyond terracotta, Los Angeles's Potted (pottedstore.com) has long been one of our favorite shops in the West. Now, owners Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary...
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