Magazine article Sunset

Eating the West

Magazine article Sunset

Eating the West

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A HOMEMADE BOOKLET hangs on my refrigerator: a list of ethnic restaurants I cobbled together from magazines, blogs, and review websites. There's Oakland's Latino food truck hub, a Korean bar, a huge dim sum palace in a San Francisco suburb, an Ethiopian storefront. I created the booklet, complete with photos, as an anniversary gift for my husband--a gentle prod to push us out into the vivid, tumultuous food scene that is the West.

You are holding Sunset's first-ever all-food issue. We've been delivering recipes and restaurant reviews to readers for generations, and there's certainly plenty here to eat and cook. But Sunset's soulful food editor, Margo True, has put together more than a greatest-hits tour. Here is a snapshot of the West, right now. On page 49, Margo describes the appetite that shapes our idiosyncratic, heroic region.

Each story in this issue is a little voyage of discovery. Sunset partnered with the creative minds behind the mobile app Chefs Feed for "Eat Like a Chef" (page 54). …

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