What are those hairy brownish roots? They’re salsify, known in Italian as scorzonera, where they’ve been eaten for centuries. They’re also called “oyster plant” for their brackish sweet flavor. Once you get past their ugliness, peel off the rough outer skin and immediately toss the roots with lemon juice to prevent browning. Then blanch, roast or boil them as you would potatoes. Puree salsify into soups or mashed veggies or roast them with meats.
Long before the tiny-food trend hit restaurants, Brussels sprouts have looked like doll-sized veggies. As mini members of the cabbage family, they have lots of fiber and vitamin C. After a summer break, Brussels sprouts begin appearing in markets again for fall. Look for whole stalks with eye-catching whorls of sprouts. Slice them off and separate the leaves to make salads with toasted hazelnuts and pomegranate molasses. Or try them the classic way: richly caramelized in a pan with bacon and onions.
Many people think of potatoes as a wintertime food. Actually, they’re harvested in the summer, with August marking the end of new potatoes for sale. Use tender-fleshed little tubers in those end-of-summer potato salads or freshly fried potato chips for a gourmet cookout. Toss them with oil and roast them in a grill pan for smoky overtones. Or halve boiled potatoes and scoop them into cup shapes; fill with a zesty mixture of sesame seeds, minced peppers and fresh herbs.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".