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

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

Chef Challenge: Sarah Master of Barbette claims the title

Let’s get cooking with recipes from the chef competition at the Min­neapolis Farmers Market.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 04:27 PM

What's for lunch? You know when you pack it

The best lunch is one your child will eat. Plan accordingly.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 04:15 PM

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