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.

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the art of produce

Hallelujah! It's harvest time. The bell peppers and onions, leafy greens, sweet corn and tomatoes are spilling over the stalls at the markets and onto our dinner plates. And that's just the first ring of vegetables. Give us eggplant and broccoli, please. Pack up the cabbages, cauliflower and beans that await the handiwork of a cook, whether it's you or a designated other. The basil, rosemary and cilantro are fragrant and ready to be tossed into our meals. Who needs fancy recipes when the harvest is this young? Eat hearty, but eat simple. There is no better time to reach for your choice of familiar vegetable. But don't stop there! Try something new, whether it's the beet that scared you off as a child or the fennel you haven't quite figured out. This is the tastiest time of year. Indulge in it. LEE SVITAK DEAN

Updated: August 02, 2012, - 06:46 PM

August fresh takes: The art of produce

What to do with all the summer produce? Here are 31 ideas, one for each day of the month of August.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 04:10 PM

A graceful presence in food world

Marion Cunningham, the author of the revised "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook," had a mission to change our cooking habits. She inspired many to head to the kitchen.

Updated: July 23, 2012, - 08:48 AM

Marcus Samuelsson: A tale of restaurants, ambition and focus

The memoir from the former Aquavit chef follows a remarkable journey across continents as a young man cooks his way to the top.

Updated: July 18, 2012, - 02:44 PM

A tale of restaurants, ambition and focus

The memoir from Marcus Samuelsson follows a remarkable journey across continents as a young man cooks his way to the top.

Updated: July 18, 2012, - 10:53 AM

Bachelor Farmer brunch: Variation on a morning theme

It's a beautiful Sunday in the neighborhood as the Bachelor Farmer opens its doors for brunch, tea and supper.

Updated: July 04, 2012, - 04:59 PM

July fresh takes: The art of produce

What to do with all the summer produce? Here are 31 ideas, one for each day of the month of July.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 02:59 PM

The art of produce: July

Fresh takes for in-season food.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 12:00 AM

Add a little sparkle to your salads

Time to change things up for your July 4th celebration.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 02:02 PM

New State Fair fare goes global

Camel sliders, fried lamb testicles, poutine and beef tongue tacos are among this year's offerings. Oh, plus mashed sweet potatoes on a stick.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 10:09 AM

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