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

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

A taste for pecans in the Midwest

I've got pecans on my mind, thanks to Kathleen Purvis' new book, "Pecans" (University of North Carolina Press, $18), which...

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 05:58 AM

Still more choices for gifts with local flavor

Minnesota authors provide plenty of variety in new books that celebrate food, its history and flavors.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 05:45 PM

Cookbook review: A personal touch

This very personal homage to the holiday offers tips for the Thanksgiving novice and gentle reminders for the rest of us."

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 12:45 PM

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