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

Master of the Market: Landon Schoenefeld

Fresh vegetables in all their glory were the focus of the cooking frenzy Saturday as two North Loop chefs competed in the third annual Master of the Market challenge at the Minneapolis Farmers Market.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Farm harvest means it's tomato time

The next best tomato to those ripening in your back yard? One from a farmer who loves tomatoes.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 09:25 AM

A guide to beers of the Heartland

Which came first, the craft beer or the interest in it? The evolution can be observed from a perch at any of our region’s breweries. A new travel guide tells us where to find them.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:28 PM

Advice from butcher Tom Mylan of Meat Hook

This butcher has a message for home cooks that he offers with humor and insight. Shake those fears away and try something new, he says. And make sure your knife is sharp.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Maplewood preteen wins seat at White House kids' dinner

Children not only want healthy meals, they will eat them. Really.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 01:00 PM

Hang onto summer with a freeze pop in your hand

If you could hold summer in your hand, what would it be? For me, it’s a frozen treat. Sure, there are plenty of options at the supermarket, but for a real treat make your own.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 02:28 PM

How to make frozen pops

The steps for making your own ice pops are fairly basic — and familiar to anyone who has dabbled with...

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 02:25 PM

A chat with the Jeni behind Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

What could be better than ice cream? A dessert topped with it, says one of the nation’s premier ice cream makers.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 02:12 PM

Lakewinds Food Co-op opens third store

Can you create community around food? Co-ops have been doing that for more than 40 years.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 01:45 PM

Dude food: Steven Raichlen talks man-made meals

Cooking may not be a gender-specific activity, but there are some characteristics that follow stereotypes more often than not. At least that’s what Steven Raichlen says.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 05:54 PM

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