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

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

Japanese Garden Festival focuses on culture amid tranquility

A grandson helps breathe new life into the Japanese garden his grandmother founded decades ago.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:10 AM

A generation's moniker can shape its destiny

We haven't always named generations, but once we started (with baby boomers, naturally) we can't stop. So, what's next?

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 12:08 PM

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