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

Say cheese: Our best food photos of the year

Food photos ought to make us hungry, whether it’s for a forkful of pie or simply more information. That’s what our photographers have provided this year in Taste as we homed in on all things local.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 03:29 PM

Behind the photo scenes of 'Modernist Cuisine'

Nathan Myhrvold doesn’t do anything in moderation.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Locally Sourced: Kinky times two

Granted, the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “Let’s get Kinky” isn’t likely to be a trip to the liquor store.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Lessons in lefse

The Norwegian flatbread finds its way onto the holiday table and into the repertoire of cooks, with the help of an experienced teacher.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 11:06 AM

Cookbooks for that picky reader

Do you have a picky cook on your list? Think beyond the obvious and explore an unexpected subject. This year’s stellar crop of cookbooks will make your stomach rumble.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:10 PM

The 100-year-old spice cake

Pierre Girard describes finding a 100-year-old cake in a tour through a Twin Cities home.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 01:22 PM

Prepare your holiday table with local foods

Call me a traditionalist, but when I look over a Thanksgiving table I want to see — and taste — the fruit of the fall harvest, our regional plenty, in all its glorious splendor.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 03:07 PM

Nightmares: Terror in the kitchen

The kitchen is the most dangerous room in your house and for some, especially those who don’t know how to cook, the scariest. We tend to think kids are the ones who need supervision in the kitchen, but some adult cooks do, too.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 07:58 PM

A drink to wake the dead: Corpse Reviver

The Corpse Reviver definitely revives the spirits with equal parts gin, Lillet Blanc (a white wine aperitif), Cointreau (an orange-flavored liqueur) and fresh lemon juice. A bit of anise liqueur gives it just the right bump in flavor (and don’t worry, the drink doesn’t taste of licorice).

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Pumpkin cranberry tortilla chips spice up fall

Pumpkins on your mind? Maybe some cranberries? Pair the flavors with tortilla chips and you’ve got a seasonal treat.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 03:18 PM

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