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Open House: Letters from Our Readers

Magazine article Sunset

Open House: Letters from Our Readers

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Best of the West section draws kudos, comments

Kudos to you and Harriot Manley for the article "Standing by the Sea" (June, page 17). "Chilean seabass" is the figment of Madison Avenue's imagination. There is no such fish. What is marketed as Chilean seabass is the Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides). In a perfect world, restaurants would discontinue offering this fish and markets would discontinue selling it, but with greed such as it is, only by educating the public will it be possible to save the Patagonian toothfish from extinction.

Jane W. Robb

SONOMA, CA

Much to my delight, I really enjoyed the new Best of the West. I love the tip on painting ("Get It Straight," page 18) and wish I had known about it a long time ago. No more wiggly lines! Now, which room to start on, hmmm?

Sandy Macomber

APPLEGATE, CA

Although you mention several good places to observe tufted puffins along the West Coast and in Hawaii ("Seabird Soirees," page 22), you missed Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon, where the nesting colony is visible with the naked eye right from the beach and better seen with binoculars or a scope.

Joseph W. Hummel

CANNON BEACH, OR

Pancakes are weekend wonders

I've never done pancakes much, but "Morning Glory" (May, page 112) got me out of my scrambled-eggs-with-toast rut on weekends. …

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