Thomas Kim began dabbling in the kitchen at a very young age, after his exasperated mother told her picky eater, if he didn’t like it, then he could be the cook. The spark was ignited early on — quite literally at times (young Kim managed to start three separate kitchen fires, but more about that in a bit).
When August comes around, Cortez Jones says his allergies get him “discombobulated.” Watery eyes, runny nose. It’s part of almost every Minnesota August. The ragweed is in full bloom, pollen is flying through the air. “My allergies are worse than 5 other states I’ve been in,” wrote Kat Melgaard.