Lee Svitak Dean

Taste editor | Food
Phone: 612-673-1749
Lee Svitak Dean is editor of the Taste section and supervises food stories, wine and restaurant coverage. She is author of “Come One, Come All/ Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus,” which is a collection of Taste recipes.

Recent content from Lee Svitak Dean

Sameh Wadi brings flavors to spicy new cookbook

Bring on the cumin seeds, sumac, paprika and oregano. Sameh Wadi is ready to cook.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 01:26 PM

Chef Sarah Master heads to the North Woods

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Sarah Master in Pengilly, Minn., when she turns in her Barbette chef’s jacket for one that says Mr. Roberts Resort, as she will at the end of the month.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 02:14 PM

Heirlooms or Ikea: What's on your table?

I am not alone in my reverence for family heirlooms, especially those used at the table. Many of us who do so are of a particular age, one that need only be described as “with adult children.”

Updated: April 03, 2015, - 01:07 PM

Egg dishes take center stage at brunch

The real star of the Easter brunch table — and it’s almost always brunch, not the evening meal that suits us this time of year — is the simple egg.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 03:22 PM

Color your Easter eggs the old-fashioned way

Color your eggs with homemade dyes made of bits of fruit, vegetables and spices.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 03:54 PM

Can a bowl of ramen change your life?

A recent trip to Japan opened the eyes of this food writer to an appreciation for the complexity — and simplicity — of the recipe more often viewed in the U.S. as merely a snack.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 03:11 PM

Sioux Chef serves up Native American cuisine

Sean Sherman serves up a message with his food: American Indian cuisine deserves recognition at the dinner table.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 09:08 PM

Spoon and Stable chef to lead Team USA in cooking contest

Two years of meticulous effort will be put to the test soon as the U.S. culinary team goes spatula to spatula with the rest of the world in the Bocuse d’Or, the international cooking contest for chefs. Head coach of the U.S. team is none other than Minneapolis chef Gavin Kaysen.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:52 PM

Minneapolis filmmakers update 'Victory Garden'

The filmmakers behind “The Perennial Plate” web series turn their skills — and attention — to PBS.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 07:39 PM

More new cookbooks to add to your collection

Can we ever have enough cookbooks? There's always a new one awaiting you.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 12:51 PM

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