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Taste 50th birthday celebration

Star Tribune headquarters (first floor atrium) 650 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

A party for the public with birthday cake and beverages in honor of the Taste section and its 50 years, one of the longest continual food sections in the country.


Homecoming/Alumni Talk: Decades of dining

Hamline University 1536 Hewitt Av., St. Paul, MN

As the food section, Taste, of the Star Tribune turns 50, we look at the way we ate at home and in restaurants over those years.


The history of the Bundt pan in Minnesota

Norway House 913 E. Franklin Av., Minneapolis, MN

Taste editor Lee Svitak Dean and and colleague Rick Nelson will tell stories of the Bundt pan over the decades -- and the sometimes wild recipes that went with it.


Cookie Contest Sampler

Star Tribune headquarters (first floor atrium) 650 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Taste all five of the 2019 winners of the Taste Cookie Contest.


Cookie books and cookie potluck at Savage Library

Authors Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson talk about holiday baking and the stories behind "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book." For those who'd like to bake and bring cookies to share later, please do so.


Cookbooks at The Golden Fig

The Golden Fig 794 Grand Av., St. Paul, MN

Get in the holiday spirit at The Golden Fig, where Lee and Rick will be signing "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book."


Let’s talk cookies in Little Falls, Minn.

Little Falls Library 108 NE Third St., Little Falls, MN

Let's talk cookies. And while we're at it, let's also talk restaurants and home cooking. Rick Nelson and Lee Svitak Dean head to Little Falls for the chat about "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book" and more.


A zoom chat with Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson and Lee

Lee interviews Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson for launch of new book, "Faviken." The virtual U.S. "tour" begins in Minneapolis (via the American Swedish Institute on Zoom) from his home in Sweden. More info on registration at the American Swedish Institute ( Magnus Nilsson. Photograph by Erik Olsson

$15 – $20

StribLive: Holiday Cookie Contest finalists by Zoom


The winners will be announced a bit differently this year for the 18th annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest, without the grand tasting of the five finalists at the Star Tribune building. Instead, please join Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson as they discuss via Zoom the

A Zoom chat with Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson chats with Lee about his new book,"The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food."

$10 – $15
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