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These seasonal soups will soothe the soul

Dreading winter quarter’s dreary, gray arrival? The 8 a.m. classes you’d kill to sleep through and even the noon ones? Even the closest dorm foods seem far come frosty February mornings. Downtown lunch strolls, outdoor dinner seating and morning cafe stops before class: These are a few of our favorite …

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Places in Eugene and Portland to celebrate the apocalypse

Whether you’re one of that 10 percent and want to celebrate your last day on Earth or you just want an excuse to dance, here is a list of events in Eugene and Portland to keep you partying like it’s 1999.

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Food: Best food blogs

If you find yourself meandering the internet looking for some delicious goods, you might not be heading to the right places. Food news and blogs are a major subset of the internet. If you find yourself hungry, but too lazy to get up and actually cook something, check out these …

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Food: Some food-scented perfumes that exist

Ever wish you could smell like you’ve spent your morning rolling around in the pantry? Now, you can! Perfume has busted its way into the food industry (or vise versa?), allowing customers to smell like their favorite food. Let’s take a look at some of the weirder ones. The Stir …

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Food: Foods I wish were real

There I was, watching “Spongebob Squarepants” as I am wont to do during my free time, and I realize with a huge sense of sadness that I will never know what a Krabby Patty tastes like. Sure, it’s a sea-based hamburger of some sort, but the Krabby Patty is more …

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Food: The return of the McRib

December is full of exciting events: the world is supposed to end, “The Hobbit” is coming out and, of course, the holidays are here. But perhaps chief among these events, in terms of sheer emotion, is the upcoming return of McDonald’s sandwich, the McRib. According to the Huffington Post, the …

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Food: A quick guide to sushi sashimi

I consider myself an amateur sushi connoisseur. I’ve been eating sushi my whole life and can order most of the dishes using their Japanese names. Ebi, please (shrimp). Maguro, if you would (tuna). While I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart dedicated to nigiri sushi (raw fish served …

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Food: Leftover cranberry sauce and what to do with it

So, Thanksgiving is over, and you’ve got more leftovers than you know what to do with. But fret not — your cranberry sauce need not go to waste. This particular condiment does not taste as good on reheated turkey as it does on a fresh bird, but it can be …

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Food: Helping out the family cook

Ah, Thanksgiving. Time to go home and join the family after a few months of not seeing them. Time to have a lot of food in the fridge, in the pantry and on the table. Time to laze about. Well, not exactly. This Thanksgiving, why not give a hand to …

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A local group home brews a variety of beers.

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Bouchat: Ways to avoid classic Thanksgiving mistakes

When the big day is here, don’t let it be ruined by burnt-black turkeys and grease fires. Learn the common mistakes in preparing a Thanksgiving meal, plus how to avoid them, and hopefully your food spectacular will go off without too enormous of a hitch.

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Food: Frequently mispronounced foods

It’s hard to enjoy a global smorgasbord of food without making a few mistakes in the pronunciation of the names. Most servers are too polite to correct a customer’s stumbling request for foie gras (pronounced ‘fwah-grah’) or bouillabaisse (pronounced ‘boo-ya-bes’), and so people can go years without realizing the proper …

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Food: Voodoo Doughnuts' Easy Peasy Lemon Kesey helps UO to buy Ken Kesey papers

Free coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts drew hordes of people to the University of Oregon’s Knight Library north-wing second floor at 10 a.m. today. It was in celebration of the company’s special donation to the UO’s Special Collections and University Archives’ fundraiser, “Are You On The Bus?” The donation allows the …

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Food: Which food might be gone soon?

Issues like climate change, poaching and deforestation affect more than just our environment and weather — our food is also at risk. According to Salon, coffee beans are at risk of disappearing completely due to climate change. Lands where coffee is mainly grown, such as Ethiopia and Southern Sudan, are …

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Bouchat: Grilled cheese and soup combos to get through flu season

Welcome to flu season, and the season of warm and easy-to-digest meals to aid the immune system. One of the best is also one of the classics — grilled cheese paired with soup. The combination can sooth a sore throat, settle a stomach and provide some much-needed carbohydrates to a …

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Food: Why I'm excited about the return of 'Top Chef'

“Top Chef,” my favorite cooking competition reality show, premiered this past Wednesday on Bravo, beginning its 10th season with a new and exciting way to weed out the weaker chefs. Judges Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson and (my personal favorite) Wolfgang Puck took the 21 contestants and determined during …

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Food: The most expensive foods in the world

Ever feel like just sitting down and enjoying a dish that’s the financial equivalent of a luxury car? Take a look at this list of some of the world’s most expensive edible concoctions and decide for yourself whether or not such a temporary delicacy is worth the phenomenal cost. The …

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Tis the season for holiday-themed drinks

The holidays have a way of taking over the five senses with nostalgic and familiar traditions — green and red decorations, dry pine needles and crinkled wrapping paper, cold rain and wool scarves, chiming bells and carols. But the holidays also have a specific and instantly recognizable taste and smell: …

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Food: Leftover Halloween candy and what to do with it

With Halloween now over, an abundance of candy is something that you might find yourself dealing with. Personally, I always manage to purchase too much candy for this strange holiday, and short of eating it all in one sad go, I find myself creating ways to use the candy for …

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Global Scholars Hall gives students a better food experience

The newest dormitory on campus, the Global Scholars Hall, opened at the beginning of this term. The building houses living quarters for 450 students, as well as classrooms, presentation rooms and a large and colorful variety of food options. Tucked behind the law school, the bottom floor of the Global …

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Food: Five of the best meals to make with crackers

Looking for a quick snack that’s easy to prepare and cheap? Crackers are usually hidden somewhere in the back of the pantry, and are often an under-appreciated food, never claiming the right as a star to their own dish. With a little dressing-up, the cracker can make a meal all …

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Food: How to cook up some spooky party treats

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to get creative with food. The best Halloween parties provide bowls of mystery foods that feel like spooky things to freak out their guests. Here’s a quick guide to help you set up a simple, freaky smorgasbord of body parts and gross things made …

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Food: Domino's hands out free pan pizza on campus

If you were lucky enough to be hanging out in front of Lillis Business Complex or near the EMU on Tuesday you might have gotten yourself a free slice of Domino’s new pan pizza. According to The Huffington Post, Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle announced that they would be giving away …

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Bouchat: Foods to help you feel better

Everyone knows that a bowl of chicken noodle soup helps during a cold or flu, but did you know that, according to Woman’s Day Magazine, a baked potato can help ease a hangover headache? There are plenty of easy foods that can help soothe common ailments. Try some of these …

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An introduction to Kombucha tea

Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that some claim has holistic health benefits. The tea, made from colonies of fermented bacteria and yeast, is definitely an acquired taste. While no official research has been reported, many drinkers believe the beverage can help stimulate the immune system, prevent cancer and …

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Fall comfort foods to make autumn days a little warmer

Fall is when the warmth of summer quickly slips away and our bodies begin to encourage us to tack on fat to keep us warm. Thanksgiving is still about a month away, but there are plenty of other delicious fall morsels to keep us occupied. Treats like pumpkin pie and …

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Food: A guide to sample living

Do you ever wish you could just go somewhere, eat, leave, and not have to pay? Well, when you know what stores offer free samples on their products, it’s not so hard. Here’s a simple rundown of grocery stores that let customers try before they buy. Costco, of course, is …

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Bouchat: What to drink when you've given up soda

As someone with an arguably unhealthy addiction to diet soda, I’ve made it my mission this year to find better beverages to take the place of the can of Diet Dr. Pepper that can normally be found in my hand. It’s not easy — I drank soda as much for …

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Viva! Vegetarian Grill opens new location

The YMCA across from South Eugene High School has a new vegetarian option — Viva! Vegetarian Grill has added to its food cart location in downtown Eugene by opening a permanent location in the family health and wellness center on Patterson and 20th Avenue. Viva! — known for its vegan …

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