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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 spend as much of their summer as possible sailing on Lake Superior.

Current Courses Offered by 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-respecting 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
2 Days
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Slow Breads: Using Time to Develop Flavor and Texture

This class puts a different definition to “time being of the essence.” Far from speeding through a process, we’ll explore how time improves the experience of baking various small breads. On day one, we’ll mix a variety of doughs, some of which will be laminated with butter. Likely options will…
Tue, Nov 3rd, 2020  –  Wed, Nov 4th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-4pm, Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
1 Day
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Small Breads: Pretzel Rolls, English Muffins & Bagels

Discover the satisfaction of making your own pretzel buns for burgers or brats, griddling fresh English muffins for breakfast, getting the perfect “chew” in a bagel, or creating a pull-apart loaf that doubles as a centerpiece. Baking your own bread is fun and economical, but it also enables you to…
Sat, Oct 31st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode

Past Courses Offered by Kim Ode

Better Butter Baking

Breads for Everyday Baking: Youth in the Kitchen

Catching the Rye: Beyond Bread

Ethnic Pastries: A European Tour

Reinventing Rhubarb: Savory and Sweet