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Local Foods Fair expected to feature ‘Eugene vibe’ this Saturday

This Saturday, nine local food vendors from the Eugene area will provide samples to the public from 1-4 p.m. outside Sundance Natural Foods, a local grocery store in south Eugene. The Local Foods Fair is hosted by Toby’s Family Foods, Sundance Natural Foods and Genesis Organic Juice. The event will …

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An array of the different products Echo Electuary sells, including honey sticks and honey ginger chews, all infused with THC, CBD or both. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald).
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Early sales for recreational edibles loom as pot industry matures

In January, the Emerald spoke with Eugene-based entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry whose businesses were soon to undergo dramatic changes during the Oregon State Senate session in February. Here, we revisit these businesses, as they are pressed to meet new production standards from the Oregon Health Authority and edibles are …

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Video: APASU Fire Noodle Challenge

Watch people eat uncomfortably spicy noodles at the inaugural Asian and Pacific American Student Union Ramen Eating Contest.

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A guide to culinary classes in Eugene

Although the University of Oregon doesn’t offer culinary classes, there are several individuals and stores that offer cooking classes around Eugene. Here’s a guide to what types of classes are offered, where to find them and price ranges for each course. All of the courses listed provide students with the …

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Every Day Kine Grindz brings Hawaiian specialties to Eugene

For Kawika Asam, serving food isn’t about business – it’s about family. Asam moved to Eugene from Hawaii in 2007 and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012. He decided to continue living in Eugene after graduation but still missed the food from home. His parents worked for a catering …

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Recipes: Perfect cupcakes to celebrate spring

Surprise your friends with something sweet this spring. Whether you want to add a little flavor to your weekly meetings or aren’t sure what to bring to your next potluck, these cupcakes just might work. They each take less than an hour to make and serve about 20 people. Carrot …

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The Lane County Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays and is the best place to find fresh local veggies. (Photo: Cole Elsasser, Typography: Mary Vertulfo)
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Recipes for spring season fruits and veggies

‘Tis the season for spring fruits and veggies. Here’s how to make the best use of what’s in season.






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Tofu doesn't have to be gross. Keep reading for some yummy ways to prepare tofu. (Photo courtesy of pixelbay.com)
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Easy and versatile ways to prepare tofu

Tofu is an ingredient that some people love and some people hate. Regardless, it’s fairly simple to prepare and versatile enough to match well with either simple or complex dishes. Here’s how to prepare the tofu itself: Drain the water out of a block of firm tofu. Use a large …

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Three easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes

Need a few last minute Valentine’s Day treat ideas? Here are a few recipes that are easy to make and colorfully represent the February holiday. Strawberry Cake (Serves 2 with ingredients left over) Ingredients: 4 slices of pound cake 1 pint of heavy whipping cream Sugar to taste (1 ½ …

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Five burning hot sauce-related questions we have for Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s latest single “Formation” has only been out since Feb.6, but it’s already been memed endlessly – in no small part because of her declaration that “I got hot sauce in my bag, swag.” Now, everyone loves hot sauce. But for Beyoncé to carry a bottle around in her (presumably ridiculously expensive) …

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Glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme – a true North Carolina staple. Courtesy of Creative Commons.
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These North Carolina/Colorado recipes will be a hit at your Super Bowl party

Today we’ll see the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos go head-to-head in Super Bowl 50. While some throw Super Bowl parties to follow the game — others for the commercials — most everybody can agree that the most important part of the Super Bowl is the food offerings. When …

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Video: Burrito science

The Emerald finds out which burrito is the best on campus by conducting a taste test and measurement of several metrics of burritos from four different on-campus places: Chipotle, Chachi’s, Big Mouth Burrito and Qdoba.   Follow Stacy Yurishcheva on Twitter: @stacyfromrussia.

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Review: Ume Onigiri House provides a fresh, quick Japanese fix

Whether you’re an avid fan of Japanese cuisine or rarely eat it at all, Ume Onigiri House provides a salty, satisfying and relatively inexpensive meal. The food stand opened in December 2015 and is located on the corner of 24th and Hilyard Street, near Sundance Natural Foods. It looks a …

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The Wandering Goat is a uniquely decorated coffee shop tucked in the Whiteaker Community close to downtown Eugene. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Six new coffee shops to study in around Eugene

Looking for a new coffee shop to study in? Here are a few less-traveled alternatives to Starbucks and Roma.






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Soup Recipes for the Winter Season

Looking for soup recipes to keep warm in the winter? Here are a few options.






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Sushi from Sushi Island on 13th and Patterson st. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Conveyor belt sushi: how to make a notoriously pricey food affordable

Sushi belts are lucrative for the owners and affordable for diners – especially college students.






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Winter cookie recipes for the holiday season

Here are a few cookie recipes for the holidays.






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Video: Thanksgiving Meal fit for a College Student

How to celebrate Thanksgiving as a College Student: Ingredients: Stuffing Spread a spoonful of butter over a pan. Rip three pieces of white bread into pieces and pour into the pan. Pour in one tablespoon of onion. Pour in a generous pinch of vegetable seasoning. Pour in three tablespoons of …

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Here’s how to stay healthy in the dorms

With Cheesy Grillers and Big Mouth Burritos readily available, it can be hard to keep healthy. Here’s how.






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The Frappula will be available at Starbucks from Oct. 28-31. Courtesy of mashable.com
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The best Halloween deals at Eugene eateries & bars

From $3 burritos to zombie drag queens, here’s a sampler of what’s going on in Eugene for Halloween.






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Tacovore and Planned Parenthood are teaming up for a fundraiser on October 27, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Preview: Tacovore to host Trick or Tacos for Planned Parenthood fundraiser on Tuesday

Tacovore will host a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood on Tuesday in which seven percent of all food purchases go toward the organization.






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The Shins' 'Oh, Inverted World' pairs nicely with 12 ounces of Deschutes' Inversion IPA. Photo credit: Emerson Malone
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Emerald Recommends: a house-curated menu of drinks and music

Today’s special: a hand-picked arrangement of an album and a beverage.






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Video: The only way to celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Today – Wednesday, October 21 – is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. What better way to celebrate than to actually make pumpkin cheesecakes? You’ll find the recipe below. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes (Makes up to 24 mini cheesecakes) Ingredients: Crust: About 8 or 9 graham crackers ½ cup of butter Cheesecake: 2 …

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Herbivore’s Guide to Eugene Eats

Check out these hidden gems around town for the herbivores, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans.






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Here are three homemade meal options for Game Day

Not sure what to eat while you watch the game? Here are a few ideas.






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3 speedy recipes to try this fall

Uninspired on what to cook? Here are three easy, fast and healthy recipes.






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Cricket Flours sells cricket powder, a protein-heavy grind made of 100 percent crickets that can be added to smoothies and baked goods.
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UO graduates pitch crickets as appetizing protein supplements

Law school graduate Charles Wilson and business grad Shean Ellis are spearheading the business of crickets as protein supplements and inventing new recipes all the time.






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The "Caterpillar" sushi burrito from Unami. Photo credit: Meerah Powell
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Gourmet, quick-service sushi burrito cart SuBo to open up in Whiteaker

SuBo, which offers gourmet sushi burritos priced from $9 to $16, will open on Oct. 5. at 3rd and Van Buren St. in the Whiteaker neighborhood.






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Sushi at Global Scholars Hall (Meerah Powell/Emerald).
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Back to the Books: Guide to the residence hall food options

When it comes to eating on campus, the number of dining options can be daunting. Whether you’re a freshman navigating college for the first time, or a senior who’s had Jimmy John’s for lunch a few too many times, dining in the campus residence halls is an appetizing and often convenient option. Use …

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An espresso being poured at a campus coffee shop. (Raquel Ortega/Emerald).
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Back to the Books: Guide to coffee shops around campus

The late EMU’s basement café, The Buzz, a venue for stand-up comedy, slam poetry and open-mic nights, closed its doors near the end of the winter 2015 term after 15 years in business. It has since been supplanted by corporate coffee overlord Starbucks, which opened on Monday, Sept. 21 in …

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