Magazine article Sunset

Open House

Magazine article Sunset

Open House

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TWO SUNSET CLASSiCS: THE CHAIR AND THE OVEN

I have been a devoted reader of Sunset for 40 years. But two of the best projects have stuck in my mind: this year's cover story on the new Sunset chair (July, page 74) and the pueblo-style adobe oven (August 1971). The oven I built (shown above) has provided me with crusty loaves of delicious bread over the years. The Sunset chair was an irresistible project, and a snap to make (very explicit plans, thanks). We have made three so far.,

Joe Mesics Timbervine Ranch HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA

My wife and I had a great time building the new Sunset chair, and it looks great in our backyard. Do you have any plans for a matching end table, which could be used to hold a cold glass of iced tea on hot summer afternoons?

Dan Smith PITTSBURG. CALIFORNIA

Editor's note: Plans for the Sunset chair are available by sending a check or money order for $3.50, payable to Sunset Publishing, to the address at bottom right. A matching end table for the chair and an updated story on the oven are planned for 1998, Sunset's Centennial year.

ONE COOK'S CILANTRO IS ANOTHER'S CORIANDER

As a previous Denverite, but currently a resident of Penang, Malaysia, I was thrilled to see your recipes featuring Thai cuisine that used authentic curry pastes instead of curry powder (see "Quick Starts with Curry Pastes," The Quick Cook, September, page 134). However, the use of the term cilantro for the species Coriandrum sativum is totally out of place in a Southeast Asian recipe. Literally every cookbook, magazine, and book coming out of America has replaced the term coriander (formerly Chinese parsley) with the Spanish term cilantro. If you were to ask any Thai, Chinese, Malay, or other nationality outside of the U.S., you would find them hard-pressed to define cilantro. Please restore the term coriander (or at least Chinese parsley) to its place in Asian cuisine and leave cilantro for the Latin recipes. Chris Utterback

PENANG, MALAYSIA

MINING LAND FOR $2.50 AN ACRE Re: "Rumble at Rough and Ready," Window on the West, September, page 148. Thank you for drawing the attention of readers to the outdated General Mining Law of 1872. This anachronistic piece of legislation has survived well beyond its usefulness. …

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