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May 2019

A conversation about Vikings food

May 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av.
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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$30

A chat with Mia-Louise Sellerup of the Ribe VikingeCenter in Denmark on food of the 10th century, part of her ongoing research around Viking-era foodways. Tickets include lunch.

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October 2019

Taste 50th birthday celebration

October 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Star Tribune headquarters (first floor atrium), 650 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Free

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.

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Homecoming/Alumni Talk: Decades of dining

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Av.
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free

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.

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The history of the Bundt pan in Minnesota

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Av.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Free

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.

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December 2019

Cookie Contest Sampler

December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Star Tribune headquarters (first floor atrium), 650 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Free

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

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Cookie books and cookie potluck at Savage Library

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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.

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Cookbooks at The Golden Fig

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Golden Fig, 794 Grand Av.
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Free

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

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January 2020

Let’s talk cookies in Little Falls, Minn.

January 31, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Little Falls Library, 108 NE Third St.
Little Falls, MN United States
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Free

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.

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November 2020

A zoom chat with Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson and Lee

November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15 – $20

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 (asimn.org). Magnus Nilsson. Photograph by Erik Olsson  

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December 2020

StribLive: Holiday Cookie Contest finalists by Zoom

December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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 cookies that made the finals and, of course, their cookie book, which contains many of the contest winners over almost two decades. Free. Register at StarTribune.com/StribLive. (Pictured here, Espresso-Hazelnut Truffle Cookies, a 2014…

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