22 classic Sunset recipes

For more than a century, Sunset editors have been charting the next big things in food. Here are our most iconic recipes, revisited and reinvented

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Pesto
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Pesto

Back in 1946, when authentic Italian food was still exotic in this country, Sunset ran its first recipe for pesto, the traditional Genoese sauce of basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil.

Recipes 

Classic Basil Pesto: Catering to modern tastes, we've reduced the amount of olive oil while keeping the flavors true

Parsley Mint Pistachio Pesto: A rich variation featuring farmers' market-fresh ingrdients

Uova Benedetto (Poached Eggs on Polenta with Pesto and Crisp Prosciutto):  Eggs Benedict's robust Italian cousin

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