Beautiful salt and pepper shakers, show-off salad servers, cheese domes (yes, a cheese dome)—they sound like just the sort of fancy tabletop items that most of us never buy for ourselves. The truth is, we're usually too resigned to the bargain basics we got when we moved into our first apartment to spend our money on upgrades such as these. So let's hope somebody else does it for us. Behold Epi's holiday gift guide to the items everybody needs to instantly upgrade their dinner tables.
People who have been paying attention to Alison Roman know that she's into lemons, anchovies, and boozy popsicles, all of which (minus the popsicles) can be found in her new cookbook, Dining In. But enough about groceries! We wanted to know all the things other than food that this woman can't live without. So we asked her to write this list—which she couldn't resist putting anchovies on anyway. "I use this super flexible, very strong pastry scraper for everything.
For many years, Jenny Rosenstrach has publicly grappled with a near-universal question : How does a human being approach the day-in, day-out task of getting dinner on the table? Through blog posts and articles and books, Rosenstrach has given countless home cooks the tools to do just that. But what tools, then, does Rosenstrach lean on? In response to that question, the food writer fired off this list. "I've written down what I've had for dinner every night since February 1998.
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".