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."


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.


Christopher Kimball dishes on ethnic food and the work ethic

Christopher Kimball brings food to life on stage Wednesday in a performance at the Cowles Center. But be prepared: The audience participates.


Twin Cities cookbook author has tips for foods low in sodium, high in taste

Need help cooking your low-sodium diet? A new book simplifies the effort.


A toast to outdoor cooking: a grilled cocktail

Toast the end of summer with a beverage made with charred oranges, along with bourbon and beer.


Grilling? Reach for the tuna steak

This meal can be as fast to prepare as you want.


Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities

More are on order; mail-in applications are an option.