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

Smoking meat en masse pays off

Where there’s smoke, there’s bacon, and so much more. When friends in Plymouth gather for their annual Smokeapalooza, they learn a lot in a short time, and have way too much fun doing it.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 09:41 AM

Scandinavian holiday proves a movable feast

Summer may seem to be dragging its heels, but Scandinavians are gearing up to celebrate the season’s official middle marker.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 06:21 PM

Serial novels reveal how we're willing to wait for a good story

Rioting — while it may flatter the author for whose prose the crowd clamors — isn’t the goal of serializing a novel. Yet it’s a risk. So this newspaper’s launch of a serial novel on Sunday isn’t taken lightly.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 03:16 PM

Only 1 in 5 Americans always carries cash

Open your wallet. Amid the receipts, ticket stubs, credit cards, driver’s license and family photos, is there any cash? No? Join the crowd.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Time to say 'Ta-ta' to the bra?

Style, not support, has determined the shape and structure of brassieres. But a French researcher questions their worth.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 04:57 PM

Textile artist Gini Corrick lives life in stitches

Japanese techniques, old-fashioned quilting and the love of a few nutty women propelled Gini Corrick from making clothes to making internationally lauded art — that she wears.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:28 PM

Polar bear spotter needed in Norway

Given what a tough winter we’ve just had, here’s a summer job for which a Minnesotan should already be acclimated: polar bear spotter.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Floating theater celebrates state's Water Trails system

On May 18, voyageur canoes provided by Wilderness Inquiry will float audience members along the Minnesota River through an original theater production. Yes, you’ll be paddling.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 12:51 PM

Helium shortage? Yes and no, as demand grows

Helium production is dwindling, leading to higher prices and a balancing of priorities. Balloons or blimps? TSA or MRIs?

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Kitschy birch plaques earn an exhibit at the American Swedish Institute

A display of kitschy birchwood plaque souvenirs at the American Swedish Institute asks “What is art?” and probes what makes a memory.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 03:21 PM

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