Sunset's best home cooking tips, trends, and recipes in one book
The Sunset Cookbook
The Sunset Cookbook contains more than 1,000 recipes selected, retested, and updated from Sunset magazine.

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Available October 2010, The Sunset Cookbook Brings 100 Years of Food Trends Home

The first masterwork collection of more than 1,000 recipes selected by the editors of one of America’s most influential magazines

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ISBN 10: 0-376-02794-0 | ISBN 13: 978-0-376-02794-8
$34.95 U.S./$41.95 CAN

For generations, the editors of Sunset magazine have been reporting on the newest, hottest trends in home cooking—from the first known published pesto recipe in 1946 to the current backyard homesteading movement—and sharing their knowledge with millions of home cooks in a way that is inspiring, easy, fresh, and delicious.

Now with The Sunset Cookbook, home cooks across the country can explore and enjoy innovative recipes that have helped transform the way Americans cook and eat while learning about culinary trends on the horizon.

14 favorite recipes from The Sunset Cookbook

The collection of more than 1,000 recipes selected, tested, and updated from Sunset magazine represents the best of casual American cooking—inspired by local ingredients, created by smart cooks, and infused with the flavors of diverse cultural influences.

Over its 110-year history, Sunset has pioneered new dishes and ingredients that have gone on to become American classics—from Cobb Salad and Baja Fish Tacos to avocados,” said Margo True, Sunset magazine food editor and editor of The Sunset Cookbook. “The secret to these classics—and all the recipes in The Sunset Cookbook—is Sunset’s focus on blending ‘farmers-market-fresh,’ local ingredients with the unique cultural influences of the West. The recipes are surprisingly simple and the results are reliably healthy and delicious.”

Sunset’s fresh, creative and simple slant on healthy eating and sustainable approach to food sources has inspired some of today’s most respected chefs and lifestyle gurus, including Mario Batali, Cindy Pawlcyn, Traci Des Jardins, Daniel Patterson, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, and Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma.

Now home cooks can experience for themselves how even the simplest techniques can produce fabulous results–from appetizers, preserves, pickles and wine pairing to an entire section devoted to outdoor cookery and a treasure trove of recipes for handheld food.

Inside The Sunset Cookbook you’ll find:

  • More than 1,000 recipes that capture the bounty and culinary creativity of Sunset.
  • Reality-tested recipes that ensure delicious results every time –tested by food editors in the Sunset test kitchen and then again by home cooks with no special training
  • Do-ahead info to make meal and party planning a snap
  • Nutritional data for every recipe
  • Quick Tips, with advice on timesaver shortcuts, techniques, and ingredients
  • Extensive wine advice, including how to pair wine with food, the best way to taste and serve wines, and a guide to choosing supermarket wines
  • Beautiful color photos. See sample pages

The Sunset Cookbook will be available October 2010 wherever books are sold.

About Sunset Books

Sunset Books, a Time Inc. company, is a national publisher with more than 200 titles, Sunset Books publishes books and special edition magazines in partnership with Sunset Magazine with a focus on home improvement, outdoor building, home decorating, gardening, and landscaping. Sunset Books are distributed to the trade by Hachette Book Group and are available wherever books are sold. More information is available at

About Sunset Magazine

Sunset magazine ( is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset and are part of the Lifestyle group of magazines and websites published by Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico.

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