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

REVIEW: 'Destroyer Angel,' by Nevada Barr

FICTION: On a country trip Up North, a park ranger and her friends are attacked by particularly nasty villains.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

New study says that ovulating women may buy more status goods

Do hormones make a woman crave not only chocolate, but also power? A new study puts an unusual spin on...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 AM

Surprise-inside cakes reveal success for local blogger

Bethel resident Amanda Rettke has written her “i am baker” blog for 10 years. Now, with her first cookbook out this month, she is “i am author” with her unexpected cakes.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:19 AM

Daylight saving time: the first sign of spring

The cue for daylight saving time is “spring ahead, fall back” — for those who, twice a year, draw a blank about which way to reset their clocks. Daylight saving time is full of contradictions that confound and fascinate.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 08:05 AM

Locally Sourced: WholeMe snack foods offer grain-free nutrition

The creators behind WholeMe snacks believe that an absence of preservatives in the foods we eat actually helps preserve our lives.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 02:21 PM

Fat helps us acclimate to the cold

Neanderthal DNA has enabled us to endure our frozen climate.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:02 AM

When only a curlicue will do

We eat with our eyes, so a slice of cinnamon swirl bread is a delight, looking as luscious as it tastes.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Let's get crackin'

Homemade crackers are an easy way to personalize your hors d'oeuvres, and making them might just take you back to your childhood.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Mmm -- biscuits, hot from the oven

Making your own buttermilk biscuits is a lost skill worth recovering. Truth is, the effort is quick and easy.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:59 AM

All wrapped up in apple dumplings

An apple a day can be consumed in many ways, including, occasionally, a deliciously decadent dumpling.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:58 AM

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