5/14/2014 8:38:00 AM Star Tribune writer to make bread at Sons of Norway May meeting
Kim Ode, a writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, will be the guest speaker at a special Syttende Mai celebration of the local Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge meeting Thursday.
The meeting, held at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave. in Windom, begins at 6 p.m., with a Syttende Mai potluck supper followed by the program. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share if participating in the potluck.
Thursday's meeting and free program are open to the public.
Syttende Mai, Norway's Independence Day, is a Norwegian holiday observed on May 17. Also called Constitution Day, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary since the Norwegian constitution of independence was signed.
This special evening is highlighted by a presentation from Minneapolis Star Tribune writer, Kim Ode. Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985, holding a variety of jobs there over the years, but she has always worked with the newspaper's Variety section.
In 2011, she was assigned to cover the visit of the King and Queen of Norway to Minnesota. She shared about that experience during a Sons of Norway presentation in Windom in June.
By popular demand, Kim has been invited back to present a unique program about her hobby of baking. One of her joys in baking is making bread. Ode, who is of Norwegian ancestry, has authored two special cookbooks about her baking, one on breads and another on rhubarb. She will have copies of her books available at her presentation.
Ode also is bringing along two fresh-baked loaves of delicious cardamom bread that will be used for tasting at the presentation. She also will mix and prepare two more bread loaves during her program that someone attending the program will be able to take home, bake and eat. Her demonstration on bread making will include many fun tips and tricks - with a Norwegian twist.