Press Release: May Issue

Sunset  –  May 7, 2009

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2009

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Jennifer Spoerri
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Sunset editors share the West’s prettiest campgrounds as well as great tips for the best gear and easy campfire recipes.

Menlo Park, CA – In the May issue of Sunset magazine (, the premier guide to life in the West, discover the 50 best campsites in the West. In “50 Places to Pitch Your Tent” (p. 66) Sunset’s editors suggest their favorite spots, all nestled right next to the prettiest rivers, lakes, mountains, sand dunes, and showstopping views.

Organized by state, the campsite guide makes it easy to find the perfect destination. Sunset’s editors also provide tips on how to score the best site as well as a list of resources to help you book much-sought-after reservations.

To help make your camping trip comfy and fun, the Sunset staff tested the latest and greatest camping gear in “Get Gear” (p. 74). From coolers and lanterns to tents and sleeping bags, find a packing list of must-haves as well as specific product recommendations and shopping information.

Since no camping trip is complete without great grub, Food Network’s Guy Fieri provides recipes, timesaving tips, and campfire techniques for an unforgettable outdoor feast, which includes:

  • Gaucho steak with four-herb chimichurri
  • Chili lime corn on the cob
  • Jicama slaw
  • Berry camping cake

Also in the May issue:

I Found it in My Garage (p. 50) – Home writer Jess Chamberlain gives castoffs a new lease on life by transforming them into beautiful and useful objects for home ― without spending more than $40!

Grow Veggies in a Tiny Bed (p. 40) – You’ll be amazed how much you can fit in a 2-, 3-, or 4-foot square pocket garden ― from tomatoes to enough veggies and herbs for a complete salad.

First on the Block: Grassroots Greening (p. 46) – Editor-at-large Allison Arieff introduces readers to a San Francisco family who transformed their urban neighborhood into a kid-friendly and walkable community.

1 Easy Recipe, 4 Great Cakes (p. 100) – Take one simple, yummy and extremely versatile butter cake recipe and customize it with your favorite flavors and fillings (chocolate, strawberry, choco-nutter, or lemon). This cake could be your new dessert standby.

Spring White Sale (p. 108) – Look no further than the “Domestic Whites” section in your local wine shop for oodles of labels tagged below $15. Wine editor Sara Schneider lists her favorite crisp Western whites for under $15 as well as fun dips for perfect pairing.

Editors available for interviews.
Recipes available upon request.

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.