This coming Thanksgiving we wanted to roast an out-of-the-ordinary turkey; for something truly unique and outstanding. It could be pure hype since I wasn't there, but it seems that black-feathered, heirloom turkeys are, in fact, the same turkey breed likely served at the first meal we now celebrate as Thanksgiving. That's the turkey I wanted. For our previous two Thanksgivings, we roasted certified-organic, free-range turkeys.
Organic, extra-virgin olive and coconut oils have been parked in my kitchen (the olive oil frequently residing in my refrigerator) for years. I hardly ever cook with olive oil, since high heat can easily oxidize it (olive oil has a very low smoke point -- 325 to 375 degrees) and some believe high cooking temperatures degrade it. OK, fine. To make certain I get all of olive oil's benefits I limit its use to dipping, vinaigrette salad dressing and making my homemade all-organic-olive-oil mayonnaise.
Twenty-five years and 1,000 (yes, I count them) columns went by faster than I ever thought possible. Hard to believe that my early-in-life weight issues paid-off as a down-the-road career. Without being fat, I wouldn't have needed to lose weight. I didn't lose more than 100 pounds just once; I did it twice. What's changed? When I turned in my first column in 1992 I sent it by U.S. mail. Soon thereafter, it was sent by FAX; today, by email. Days turned into seconds.
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".