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

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

Let’s call them ‘extras,’ not ‘leftovers’

You've had the turkey sandwich; here are five recipes that help you make the most of your leftovers.

Updated: November 24, 2011, - 09:01 PM

Thanksgiving the easy way

It might not seem like, but Thanksgiving dinner is one of the easiest to prepare.

Updated: November 22, 2011, - 01:54 PM

'Big Red' keeps up with the times

Betty Crocker couldn't be more trendy -- in a very good way.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 09:02 AM

A new salted nut roll

I'm partial to Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, made in St. Paul, with its perfect combo of salt, nuts and nougat....

Updated: November 09, 2011, - 03:36 PM

Take an aromatic journey through India

Time to sample the Turmeric Trail line of spice blends from Raghavan Iyer, local author and cooking teacher.

Updated: November 03, 2011, - 09:28 AM

Peanut butter has the yum effect

Hell's Kitchen makes a heavenly version of the old standby.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 03:49 PM

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