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

Restaurant review for masses goes viral

In the rarefied world of restaurant reviewing, chain eateries seldom get recognition.

Updated: March 09, 2012, - 09:37 AM

What's cooking: For retro entertaining

Also: Bourdain's new line of books, Mill City at the Arboretum and think spring at the Home & Garden show.

Updated: February 29, 2012, - 03:54 PM

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

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