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: Soft pretzels a tasty treat, with a twist

Homemade soft pretzels are a great activity for young bakers, and an audience-pleaser at parties.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 10:38 PM

Latest American Girl novels spring from a Minnesota author

This year’s American Girl is made in Minnesota — just barely.Author Mary Casanova lives in Rainier, in Koochiching County, on...

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 11:34 AM

When friends change with New Year's resolutions

When friends put New Year's resolutions into action, it's tempting to think you'll never have anything in common again. Just wait.

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 07:04 PM

Incubator kitchens provide a space to try out a dream

Incubator kitchens in the Twin Cities offer entrepreneurs a chance to rent licensed and inspected facilities where they can hatch ideas and make food for public sale.

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Defenders of 'Midwest' present fresh evidence for its vitality

A discussion about whether Minnesota should ditch the Midwest moniker and re-christen itself as “North” attracted a standing-room-only crowd at Walker Art Center last month. It also prompted several champions of "Midwest" to cough politely and say, “Ahem.”

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Extension Service guidebook covers ecology as well as economics of harvesting nature

The ancient hunter-gatherer society is morphing into more of a crafter-marketer society, thanks to a resurgence of farmers markets, art...

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Time again to fire up the yule log video

For many, “The Yule Log” video is as much a part of Christmas as fruitcake – not that there's anything wrong with that.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Books for bakers range from sweets to projects

Baking’s top flour slingers have written cookbooks this year, but newbies abound, too.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 02:50 PM

December can seem so personal, but it's also a month to be counted

As the year winds down, it's easy to get lost in life's flurries. December reminds us if we want to be counted, we need to be sure we're seen.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 02:42 PM

April deserves a second look

She doesn’t always make a good first impression, emerging disheveled from the muck. But once you get to know her,...

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:26 PM

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