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Om: a taste of Tibet

The prospect of a big, steaming bowl of noodle soup was what originally drew me to Om Tibetan restaurant on St. Laurent - a friend of mine boasted that he had found the best bowl of soup in the city. Initially sceptical, I finally tried it for myself and have many times since gone back for more.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: BAKERY-QUALITY BREAD

A harmless ice-breaker had suddenly gotten kind of awkward. I was on a first-year residence council and I had tossed out the idea that we go around the circle and each list our name, our hometown, and our favourite food. But when we got to my friend Sarah, everything went a bit astray.
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Sweet potato cauliflower soup

There's cold, and then there's Montreal cold: a rare breed of winter where the cold not only numbs your body, but also your mind. Soup is the perfect dinner to come home to after a mind-numbingly chilly walk. It's hot, filling, and rich in flavor and texture.
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Explore the Internet freely

Last week, Google was the victim of intellectual property theft at the hands of a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers. It is unclear who was responsible for the malicious attack, but Google is now considering exiting the Chinese market. Following the attack, the governments of Germany and France issued warnings to citizens to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Mom’s Rice and beans

Last week I went out for dinner with a group of friends and I got a serious case of nostalgia. We went to Delicias Colombianas, a Colombian restaurant on St. Zotique, to wish a friend bon voyage before a long trip to the Middle East. The restaurant was very accommodating for such a large group, the portions were more than generous, and the food was fresh and delicious.
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Culinary alchemy for incompetents

After a gruelling day on campus, coming home to a kitchen filled with random food items that don't seem to relate to one another can be incredibly infuriating. In this situation, many revert to take-out or perhaps to pasta for the fifth night in a row. But even the barest of fridges or pantries can contain the basics for just about any meal.
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10 gadgets to look for in 2010

1 USB 3.0 Ever since they were first invented in 2000, USB ports have always been basically the same. That is, until USB 3.0 drives were released. Early models include the Seagate BlackArmor PS110, which transfers data to your computer three times faster than the USB 2.
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Easy paninis

In Italy, "panino" just means sandwich, usually made up of pretty basic ingredients. On this side of the Atlantic, however, the name conjures up images of crusty bread, melting cheese and piles of meat, something that seems complicated and gourmet, but doesn't have to be.
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The classic champagne cocktail

Happy hour is a typical part of family life at my childhood best friend's house, and her mother is an elegant woman who drinks her five'o'clock champagne cocktail religiously. Often sipped by leading ladies in classic black and white films - Bette Davis once famously said, "there comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne" - this sophisticated drink is a delicious relic of old Hollywood.
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