Thanksgiving preparations are underway. Everyone is longing for the annual feast, whether it’s a classic roasted turkey with all the trimmings, a seafood bonanza, or a special dish that Nonna or Yia-Yia painstakingly prepared long ago. And those sides! Just the thought of mashed potatoes oozing with butter (and garlic! ), caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon, savory sage stuffing, cheesy pasta, and so much more is making my mouth water with anticipation.
Justin Hammack, founder, and Madeline Puckette, the creative wine guru of one of my favorite sites, Wine Folly, have written a book that everyone should be required to read – Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. From wine newbies to seasoned sommeliers, what’s there not to love about this easily understood, incredibly informative, thorough, and unpretentious guidebook? Nothing! This book answers the wine questions you never even knew you had!
If your Thanksgiving menu is the same year after year, perhaps it’s time to get creative. Your green bean casserole may be delicious, but after twenty years? Even Aunt Mary and Uncle Elmer have had enough! But don’t fret…help is on the way! On Saturday, November 14 at 10am Central Time, a creative group of wine and food lovers using the hashtag #winePW will share a plethora of ideas (see below) that just may be considered your new tradition!
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".