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

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

Beyond soup, a tale of many meals

For a simple, satisfying meal, consider making your own soup and bread.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 02:40 PM

Springtime blooms in the Arizona desert

A Midwesterner stumbles onto color where she least expects it on a mid-April trip to Arizona, and becomes a convert.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Midwest cooking gets the spotlight in new Food Network series

From a tiny rural town in north-central Minnesota, Amy Thielen brings the voice of the Midwestern cook.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Cooking with a woodsy flair

You don't have to leave the North Woods behind when you cook with Superior Planks. The wooden boards of red...

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 10:18 AM

Make my drink smart

Low-calorie, low-carb drink ready for tasting.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 10:18 AM

Locally sourced: Figgy pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 10:17 AM

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