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Kim Ode

Edina, MN
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Kim Ode 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. She's been a feature writer with the Star Tribune since 1985, and is in her fifth year of doing the monthly Baking Central for its Taste section. She and her husband, John Danicic, live in Edina, Minn., but spend as much of their summer as possible sailing on Lake Superior.

Current Courses Offered by Kim Ode

1 Day
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Ethnic Pastries: A European Tour

Travel across Europe from the comfort of your own kitchen in this intensive, hands-on one-day exploration of beloved ethnic pastries. We’ll make a classic Danish pastry, a German kasekuchen or cheesecake, and French arlettes, also known as elephant ears. We’ll use the commercial ovens in the North House teaching kitchen,…
Sun, Jul 1st, 2018
Instructor: Kim Ode
Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
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 28th, 2018
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, May 26th, 2018
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, plus a pull-apart loaf that doubles as a centerpiece. Baking your own bread is fun, and economical, but it also enables you to vouch…
Sun, May 27th, 2018
Instructor: Kim Ode
Sat, Jun 30th, 2018
Instructor: Kim Ode

Past Courses Offered by Kim Ode

Breads for Everyday Baking: Youth in the Kitchen

Catching the Rye: Beyond Bread