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: This spongecake really is a winner

With careful measurements and a gentle touch, you can achieve an ethereal spongecake worthy of a State Fair ribbon.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 04:51 PM

Woman rancher raises grass-fed beef, along with her hopes

An Avon woman is among a growing number of producers on a mission to provide people with what’s often called “better beef,” from cattle raised only on grass, their systems free of antibiotics, hormones or the chemistry that propels bumper crops of corn and soybeans.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 10:31 AM

August brings sweet corn

MNx12: August is a wonderful month when local sweet corn spills from truck beds, market stands and neighborhood kiosks, right into our psyches.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 09:07 PM

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

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