Lee Svitak Dean | Star Tribune
Taste editor | Food

Lee Svitak Dean is editor of the Taste section and supervises food stories, wine and restaurant coverage. She is the author of two books based on recipes from the Taste section: "The Cookie Book," and "Come One, Come All/ Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus."


Ready, set, grill: 7 recipes to perk up summer dining

With 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there's time to explore the universe of cooking outside.


Morels and more: Tips on hunting for Minnesota's 'untamed' mushrooms

A new book on regional "Untamed Mushrooms" focuses on 13 edible ones that are easy to identify.


Minnesota's 'Sioux Chef' named one of best cookbooks at James Beard awards

The award season is upon us, a glorious time for both cooks and those who read cookbooks like novels. This year, two local books are honored.


Minnesota's female chefs cook up opportunity: 'All of us have the potential for great things'

An international crowd converges this month in the Twin Cities to lead the way.


100 women in 'Kitchen': Twin Cities textile artists, culinary pros team up to create art

A new exhibit at the Textile Center in Minneapolis highlights an innovative collaboration between female artists and women in the culinary field.


American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis celebrates beauty of '101 Bowls'

Everyone has to eat, and it's often from the humblest of objects. Artists have celebrated the form for centuries.


Chefs gather at NFL's 'Party with a Purpose'

The hunger relief fundraiser in St. Paul drew luminaries as varied as former Viking Ben Leber and Cara Mund, 2018 Miss America.


Get your party dip ready for the big game

The big game may be the draw, but you need some big spreads to feed the revelers.


A wish list for cooks: Books that broaden your kitchen

If you find delight in the kitchen, a new volume can inspire hours of pleasure. Check out these new cookbooks.


Former Chez Panisse chef praises good ingredients in new home-cooking guide

A new cookbook urges the use of the market for inspiration for the dinner table.