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

Have a taste for cornbread? Here's a corn-fed recipe

Some cornbread recipes are as sweet as cake. Others are as earnest as a preacher. We just wanted one that tasted deeply, clearly, sunburstingly of corn.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 04:31 PM

A Netflix for Legos: Rent, play, return

Using a model similar to Netflix, a California mom has come up with Pleygo (, a service that, for a monthly fee starting at $15, lets you “rent” Lego sets.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 04:43 PM

Canoe craze marked by romance, ribaldry

For many, the history of canoes is about voyageurs and Indians. But these sleek craft also once provided escape from chaperones' scrutiny on urban lakes.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 10:08 AM

Some Minn. gay marriage foes more sad than mad

For some, the law taking effect Thursday signals a deteriorating society.

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 01:17 PM

The T-shirt turns 100: A retrospective

The old reliable T-shirt turns 100 this year. Hey! We should get T-shirts made!

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 04:10 PM

'What? You watched "Mad Men" without me?'

It’s tricky, sneaking around on someone you love, especially when you watch a recorded or streaming episode alone despite your promise to wait.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 03:46 PM

Thomas Keller's "Bouchon Bakery” means to inspire

Legendary chef Thomas Keller wants to help nurture future chefs. In the meantime, he’d like everyone to bake a little more, and to tie their aprons with care.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 02:17 PM

REVIEW: "Coyote Lost at Sea,” by Julia Plant

NONFICTION: The memoir by the sister of devil-may-care daredevil Mike Plant is honest and riveting.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 02:45 PM

Last replay for ex-Viking Chris Kluwe

Former Viking Chris Kluwe's last Minnesota hurrah will be as the grand marshal in this weekend's Pride parade.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:46 PM

How to navigate summer road construction -- with sense of humor

Here are perhaps the most challenging road-construction projects to encounter this summer, and our tongue-in-cheek suggestions for dealing with traffic.

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 09:25 AM

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