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. Dean also is editor of the Sunday Variety Family page.

Recent content from Lee Svitak Dean

The red carpet of the food world

Minnesotans are among the many finalists for food awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Updated: February 22, 2012, - 03:38 PM

Man finds 100-year-old spice cake

Pierre Girard describes finding a 100-year-old spice cake in a home having an estate sale in 1992.

Updated: February 14, 2012, - 07:28 PM

Is Minnesota a winner or loser at the Bake-Off?

For the first time in more than 60 years, the state has no one in the Bake-Off finals.

Updated: February 08, 2012, - 02:38 PM

With soup, it's easy to make it yourself

Leftovers make for a filling meal when a stockpot is at the ready for a soup base with infinite options.

Updated: January 26, 2012, - 12:38 PM

A chef's compelling memoir

Twenty-plus years in the kitchen and a writing degree set the stage for a mesmerizing autobiography from Gabrielle Hamilton.

Updated: January 26, 2012, - 09:12 AM

Favorite holiday cookie is debatable

When it comes to holiday baking, everyone has their tried-and-trues. For Lee Svitak Dean, it's Russian Tea Cakes; Rick Nelson favors Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies. Here's why:

Updated: December 23, 2011, - 11:10 AM

Oldest cake in the U.S.?

The spice cake, found on a top of a closet shelf in a St. Louis Park home, was baked in 1911.

Updated: December 22, 2011, - 02:07 PM

Lard: To bakers, nothing greater

Wise Acre Eatery's lard has bakers living high on the hog.

Updated: December 21, 2011, - 03:45 PM

Gift guide: Books for cooks

There's a cookbook this year with your tastebuds in mind. Check out our gift suggestions today as we search for recipes and stories that tickle our palate.

Updated: December 09, 2011, - 09:22 AM

Big, bigger and biggest

Whether you use these books as doorstops or tabletop guides, there are recipes galore at your fingertips.

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 03:26 PM

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