View From Marin
YOU MAY HAVE noticed something extra bundled with your Marin Magazine this month. Yes, that’s the second edition of Marin At Home. The first one was so successful that we decided to make it a biannual
affair. This time around editor-in-chief Zahid
Sardar and the team focus on the theme of
indoor/outdoor living with glimpses of homes
in Muir Beach, San Francisco, Napa Valley,
Sausalito and beyond.
— and takes us
IN THE KITCHEN
It’s hard not to call upon the Hagar
family whenever we need a celebrity
inclusion in our pages — and if the story
is about cooking, it’s even harder. While
celebrating the anniversary of Van
Halen’s 5150 album release and fielding calls from Rolling Stone magazine,
Sammy Hagar and wife Kari patiently
waited for our crew to show up, get
the story and mess up their kitchen.
Always the perfect host, Sammy made
sure we didn’t leave hungry.
In Marin Magazine this month, we focus
We continue with a story by Ian Stewart on
on food. Lynda Balslev gets cooking with three
celebrity chefs — Sammy Hagar, Joanne Weir and
Michael Mina — and takes us into their kitchens to
find out what works and what they might change.
West Marin’s baking heritage. Stewart traces
the lineage of bakers and breads that started
with one man and a brick oven in Marshall.
And if you have bread, you might as well put
some honey on it. Calin Van Paris takes us on
another Subcultures adventure and tells us
what the beekeeping buzz is all about.
We wrap up features with a look at medical
specialists as part of our  Top Doctors cov-
erage. Carrie Kirby offers six important tips to
help you pick the right specialist for your needs.
Up front we have everything you want to know
about the 75th Marin County Fair, including
information on recycling, exhibits and what’s
new. We also introduce you to the founders of
Marin’s own Andalou Naturals and catch up with
San Rafael’s new director of homeless planning.
In Destinations, with a nod to the National
Park Service’s 100th anniversary, we tee up for a
round of golf in one of three California national
parks that have courses. We go farther afield
with writer Amelia Stewart and photographer
Vassi Koutsaftis on a journey to Ethiopia.
It’s an exciting double issue, and whether
you find yourself inspired by the stunning
renovations in Marin At Home or just hungry
from all the food coverage in Marin Magazine,
we hope you’ll enjoy the read.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
Above, from left:
Mimi Towle, Nikki Wood
and Dan Jewett