The freezer is the under-hyped miracle worker of the kitchen, allowing you to preserve foods, save money, and plan ahead so that when life gets hectic, you still have a home-cooked meal on hand to heat and eat in a matter of minutes. Of course, your freezer is only as good as the stuff that's in it. And that stuff is only as good as the stuff it's in. Are you following? We're saying the containers for all your frozen leftovers and made-in-advance meals are super important.
New Orleans is a food-lover's paradise. From Creole and Cajun staples (like gumbo, jambalaya, etouffée) and po' boys and muffulettas to powdered-sugar-coated beignets and toothache-inducing pralines (pronounced PRAW-leen, if you please), it'd be easy to spend an entire week, if not longer, eating your way through this tasty town. But if you only have a weekend, what's the best way to get your fill of all of New Orleans' most famous foods? We have a few ideas.
Coming back from vacation is the worst. Let's just put that out there. Not only do you have to deal with getting back home (flying is never fun, but it's certainly worse on the return trip), but you also have to change your mental status from Drinking Pina Coladas by the Pool to Available for Inane Questions and Last-Minute Requests. There's the inevitable deluge of emails, a week of dinners to consider, and all that laundry. No fun! And it's never going to be fun.
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".