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

Spaetzle: A Germanic noodle

It's a great addition to soup, or served plain with butter and cheese.

Updated: March 16, 2011, - 03:22 PM

Use your (homemade) noodle

Make-your-own offers a tasty treat for those at the table and good memories for the cook. And it's easy to do.

Updated: March 16, 2011, - 03:15 PM

'America's Next Great Restaurant' coming to town

A new reality show series promises a location in the Twin Cities.

Updated: March 09, 2011, - 01:36 PM

Pop! Pop! Popcorn

Forget the microwave. For perfect popcorn, make your own on top of the stove.

Updated: February 17, 2011, - 08:42 AM

Celebrate with stir-fry

Time to dust off the wok and make use of this ancient culinary technique.

Updated: January 26, 2011, - 01:21 PM

Books for cooks

This season's crop of cookbooks offers plenty of options.

Updated: December 08, 2010, - 04:40 PM

What in the world are you eating?

A game by Andrew Zimmern, the Bizarre Food TV host, puts food on the map .

Updated: November 24, 2010, - 03:23 PM


No need to be afraid of the season's big meal. Focus on the dishes that you can do ahead of time and limit the number of items on the menu.

Updated: November 17, 2010, - 03:33 PM

Treasures from the past

As our 40th year comes to a close, we remember the old recipes (sometimes with raised eyebrows) and look forward to the new.

Updated: October 27, 2010, - 03:08 PM

A collection in good taste

Reader saves 40 years of Taste sections.

Updated: October 27, 2010, - 03:03 PM

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