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 food-focused kayak trip in the Apostle Islands

On a kayak trip to the Apostle Islands, paddling leads to meals made with the area’s best food finds.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 02:09 PM

First tip for family dinners: Come up with a strategy

You don’t need to be a mom to be cooking for kids, but you do need a plan if you want to streamline the process.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Michael Pollan discusses the elements of cooking

Bestselling author Michael Pollan heads to the kitchen (and outdoors) for his new volume, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.” We talked to him about it.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 08:23 AM

Michael Pollan on the elements of cooking, Part 2

How cooking makes a difference:  More words of wisdom from the author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” in part two of our interview with Michael Pollan.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 08:23 AM

Cookbook award winners from James Beard

The cookbook awards season comes to a close with plenty of new volumes to recommend.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 02:41 PM

Fresh produce will be a welcome change

It’s been a long winter. If you’re like many cooks who use the seasons as a guide, you’re longing for...

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 01:30 PM

Kangaroo steaks on menu at Hell's Kitchen

While updating its menu, Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis experimented with kangaroo. The results surprised everyone, except the chef.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 12:31 PM

Asparagus offers a taste of spring

Is there anything that says spring as brightly as asparagus? This is one welcome vegetable, whether you like yours peeled or unpeeled, skinny or thick, green or white.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 02:58 PM

Lenny Russo named to American Chef Corps

Lenny Russo has been named to the American Chef Corps. His first task is to prepare dinner for the U.S....

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Egg-cellent dishes for spring brunches

Whether it’s brunch for a bunch or two at your table, you can’t go wrong with this morning favorite. You can fry them, shir them, scramble or roll them up. Is there a more versatile food at your fingertips?

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 05:26 PM

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