My childhood tasted like rainbow sherbert from an ice cream truck in Chicago. It had that '90s food coloring, bubblegum and Hawaiian Punch artificial sweetness. Sometimes my childhood tasted like cucumbers or yellow pear tomatoes from my dad's garden, or French onion soup my mother and I ordered at the now-closed bistro in my hometown. These are my comfort foods. They're individual to me, separate from any universal definition.
The average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost around $50, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That's around a day's worth of work for an Oregonian making minimum wage, after taxes. If you include the cost of labor -- three hours at the least -- it's even more, assuming that person can take the time. Luckily, a few Salem-area restaurants, organizations and churches have donated their time and resources to make a free Thanksgiving open to the public.
On hectic holidays, like Thanksgiving, I need plenty of booze and some fun drinks for the kids. With the number of Oregon breweries, wineries and cideries, you can't really go wrong. Still, some of you may have pairing anxiety. I totally get it. These are my top picks for Thanksgiving beverage pairings:Unfiltered cider for the non-drinkers is still a fun treat. You can serve it warm with cinnamon sticks and whipped cream, or chill it and add brandied cherries or frozen marionberries.
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".