Star Tribune Food Writer and Cookbook Author Coming to Duluth For Rhubarb Festival on June 23

Rhubarb Celebrated as Vegetable in Kim Ode’s Rhubarb Renaissance’s Culinary Demonstration at CHUM’s Rhubarb Festival


 Minneapolis Star Tribune food writer Kim Ode, will be demonstrating a gloriously colorful and flavorful “Confetti Salad with Kale and Pickled Rhubarb” from her new cookbook, Rhubarb Renaissance, at noon at the Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Rhubarb Festival, Saturday, June 23, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802.  She will also be selling and signing her cookbook with a portion of the sales to benefit CHUM.

Rhubarb Renaissance cookbook author, Kim Ode says it’s time to explore the far side of the culinary world—a landscape where rhubarb regains its stature as a vegetable, providing a piquant accompaniment to grilled meats and succulent fish and seafood and perfectly complementing the richness of cheese. Rhubarb pickles are a revelation in salads. A cheese strudel brightens with a smear of savory rhubarb mostarda. And wait until you taste what happens when you pair rhubarb with shrimp.  In short, it’s time for rhubarb to shed its image as a sugar-swathed pie plant and find a place at our tables as an appetizer, cocktail, salad, side dish, and entrée—while also remaining one of the best desserts around. I had the pleasure of going to Kim’s class in Minneapolis, I can tell you the Kale salad was stunningly delicious. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the Rhubarb expert!

More information on Kim and her cookbook can be found at  She can be reached at 612-673-7185 and

Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) is people of faith working together to provide basic necessities, foster stable lives, and organize for a just and compassionate community.  Donations to CHUM, a 501c(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization are tax deductible.


The delicious Kale and Rhubarb Salad Recipe can be found on Kim’s Website


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