If you have ever put a little toy creature to bed in a matchbox, or clinked a cup of “tea” using the empty shell of an acorn, you have had a glimpse into Sam McKechnie’s miniature world. If you find worth in a discarded scrap of foil, or a faded but beautiful corner of wallpaper, you might even share the artist’s world, in which, she says, “there are infinite possibilities and almost anything can be made into something else”.
Chef Freddy Bird and his team enjoy huge success at Bristol Lido, mixing wood-fired cooking with open-air swimming. And this week, their new venture opens - Andy Sewell‘When the air is heavy, the scent of fresh bread reaches the pool, and swimmers can smell the scallops, too.’ Chef Freddy Bird is describing the scallops he roasts with sweet herbs and garlic butter in his wood-fired oven, and the sourdough loaves baked on site every day for his restaurant at Bristol Lido.
Pazienza – patience – was the skill most keenly learnt by Katie Caldesi while researching her new book, Tuscany, written with her husband Giancarlo. True, by stirring ragu and whisking polenta beside Tuscan cooks in their homes, she also came to understand the significance of the region’s robust, peppery olive oil (‘don’t try to cook Italian food with any other cooking oil’), and that tomato passata benefits from the roasted skins being whizzed into the sauce.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".