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Sunset's outdoor kitchen
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Outdoor kitchen

Whether your backyard plans this summer revolve around a hibachi and a pair of folding chairs, or a fully equipped cooking and dining area, you’re bound to be entertaining outdoors. With that in mind, we unveiled a new outdoor test kitchen here at Sunset’s campus in Menlo Park, California, just in time for the warm weather.

As conceived by Palo Alto designer Robert Waterman of Waterman & Sun, and using products donated by our sponsors, the kitchen will let our food editors explore fresh cooking techniques and develop recipes to share with you ― we’ll even be able to tape videos in it. Click through this gallery to see some of our favorite things about the kitchen. We hope you’ll be inspired too.

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