Lee Svitak Dean | Star Tribune
Taste editor | Food

"Svitak Dean grew up in Minneapolis and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She is the author of two cookbooks, "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book" (with Rick Nelson, 2018) and "Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus"" (2010).


Noma's Nordic cuisine pioneer (and microbe lover) headed to Twin Cities

Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant frequently has been rated the world's best, brings the chemistry lab into the cook's favorite room.


Celebrate the close of summer with a Labor Day picnic

The shoulder season of picnics and dining al fresco is upon us as we shift back into autumn — and indoor — rituals.


Minnesota Instagram star's cookbook recalled for possible toxic ingredients

Concern from fellow foragers and health experts prompted the recall of "Tales from a Forager's Kitchen."


Want a crowd-pleaser at a picnic? Make everyone's favorite, deviled eggs

There's a good reason this classic dish has been a favorite for more than a century. It's good.


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.