Magazine article Sunset

Reader Recipes Reign

Magazine article Sunset

Reader Recipes Reign

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* From our very first recipe in 1915 (for chayote squash), Sunset has celebrated the foods of the West. Over the years, some of the best ideas for preparing these foods have come from you, our readers. For our Centennial, we invited you to enter a cook-off by sending your favorite recipes based on five great Western ingredients: artichokes, avocados, berries, chilies, and seafood.

Winnowing down the more than 800 entries to 15 semifinalists, three in each category, was a true team effort by Sunset's food staff, which evaluated, tested, and retested. A cook-off was held in March at our Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The semifinalists prepared their recipes in two shifts in our recently completed test kitchen (see page 110).

"This was one of the most enjoyable stories I have ever worked on," says Elaine Johnson, senior food writer and manager of the effort. "It was a ton of work to make sure the avocados were at peak ripeness, and to find the golden raspberries (we had them airshipped from Chile). …

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