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

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

Dye eggs the old-fashioned way

It’s time to dye eggs. But forget the coloring that comes packaged. Let’s reach for food to dye Easter eggs,...

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 12:41 PM

Spring's on tap: It's maple syrup time

It's a brief but sweet season and one that sets the tone for many breakfast tables.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:20 PM

James Beard cookbook finalists announced

Chefs may hold their breath over the nominees for the James Beard Foundation awards. And the same is true for...

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Making the Mediterranean diet work in the Midwest

Minnesotans can make some simple substitutions for a localized version of the Mediterranean way of eating.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 02:14 PM

Cookbook award finalists announced by International Association of Culinary Professionals

Head to a bookstore. This year’s finalists are worth a look.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 04:15 PM

Major changes at Pillsbury Bake-Off

The Pillsbury Bake-Off pumps new life – and rules – into the granddaddy of cooking competitions.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 04:35 PM

Homemade soup serves up easy, flavorful meal

Make-your-own soup provides a hearty, healthy and often fast meal for your family.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 12:15 AM

Snacks for the Super Bowl

For the Super Bowl, appetites for excess run to extremes. Given the players and field (San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans as site), there are plenty of options to work with.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 04:57 PM

A nut no matter what you call it

Pecans find their way into all sorts of holiday baking, no surprise to the author of a new book on the Southern snack.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 03:53 PM

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