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Kim Ode

Edina, MN
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Kim has written two cookbooks for the Minnesota Historical Society Press: Rhubarb Renaissance, and Baking With the St. Paul Bread Club: Recipes, Tips, and Stories, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. She's also a North House alum, having learned to make her wood-fired brick oven from the legendary Alan Scott. For eight years, she wrote the monthly Baking Central feature for the Taste section of the Star Tribune, where she also was a feature writer for 33 years. She and her husband, John Danicic, live in Edina, Minnesota, but spend as much of their summer as possible sailing on Lake Superior.

Current Courses Offered by Kim Ode

1.25 Days
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Better Butter Baking

We know that butter makes it better. But which butter? And what’s behind the magic? We will learn three distinctive butter techniques as we explore croissants, Danish pastry and kouig amann, which may be the best “muffin” you’ll ever have. We’ll make cultured butter and demystify this ancient treasure.
Sat, Jun 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 7th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
1 Day
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From Noodles to Strudels

Eastern European cultures are a treasure chest of delicious foods that have found their way, pre-made and packaged, onto grocery store shelves. This class returns these foods to their handmade origins. We’ll make noodles from various grains; bring your biceps because we’re using rolling pins! We’ll explore some regional dumplings…
Sat, Jul 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
1 Day
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Nordiska Kakor: Seven Nordic Cookies

Tradition holds that any self-respective Nordic homemaker would always have seven different types of cookies on hand to offer guests. We’d settle for a couple! But in the spirit of the north, we’ll bake seven types of treats, guided in part by Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson’s “the Nordic Baking Book.”…
Sun, Jul 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
1 Day
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Reinventing Rhubarb: Savory and Sweet

No one is on the fence about rhubarb. But rhubarb lovers don't mind the haters because that means more rhubarb for us! Still, even devotees can fall into a familiar pattern of pies, sauce and crisps. This class takes rhubarb in new directions -- as pickles, as a luscious curd,…
Sat, Jun 6th, 2020
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Kim Ode

Past Courses Offered by Kim Ode

Breads for Everyday Baking: Youth in the Kitchen

Catching the Rye: Beyond Bread

Ethnic Pastries: A European Tour

Small Breads: Pretzel Rolls, English Muffins & Bagels