Kim Ode

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7185
Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

Recent content from Kim Ode

Baking Central: Blueberries find a place in pierogi

Looking for something new to do with blueberries? Consider a bumpy dumpling from Poland offering the purest of berry flavor.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 03:08 PM

At 90, her grocery store demos are coming to a close

After 15 years of offering food samples and cooking tips, one of those familiar faces is retiring.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Hugo butcher offers 110 brat flavors. Best sellers? Gummi brats

Hugo butcher Spencer Grundhofer, who started in the business when he was a kid, is making his mark with 110 flavors of bratwurst.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 06:17 PM

Lake Pepin's rumored creature may be folklore come to life

The centuries-old legend of a lake creature is alive today thanks to a handful of folks who are driven by scholarship, obsession and the irresistible mystery.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Cooking in small spaces, strategically

Cooking in close quarters calls for a fresh look at efficiencies, while not sacrificing flavor.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 06:09 AM

July begins with a bang, and coasts from there

July's opening salvo of flashy fireworks soon gives over to strategies for remaining under the boss' radar. Unless the boss also bugs out.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 07:04 AM

Food labels can't be false, but that doesn't mean they're simple

Reading nutritional labels can be daunting, but a few key concepts will get you in and out of the store in time to cook dinner.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 10:29 PM

Baking Central: Flour tortillas offer freshness

Flour tortillas are so bland, by design, that they can be overlooked. But when homemade, they make any filling taste even better.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 03:34 PM

Vast local ice-skating collection seeks permanent home

A Minneapolis man amassed the world’s largest collection of ice skating memorabilia in a Northeast photo studio. Now he’s sharing it – and trying to find it a home.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Other Twin Cities Japanese gardens

There are now more than 250 Japanese Gardens in North America, including several in the Twin Cities.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:13 AM

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