This was, by a large margin, my favorite food tradition as a kid. The day after Christmas my mom would retrieve the neatly wrapped bone from the ham we ravaged the night before from the fridge where she'd kept it for just this purpose. A few minutes and a handful of ingredients later, the gorgeous smell was filling our kitchen from the pot on the stove. It simmered away while we took turns checking on it, begging the beans to soften faster.
Let’s be honest: you aren’t going to pair a different beer with each dish on your holiday table. Who's got the time (or money) for that? Instead, select a beer that’s able to play nice with everything from garlic mashed potatoes to your grandma’s Jell-O salad. To do that, we recommend arming yourself with a few helpful tips:Now that you have those handy pointers rattling around the ol' brain, here are four beer styles we think will be delicious with your next holiday dinner.
There’s a lot you can take away from this time of year and it’ll still feel festive. We can all do without the obligatory office parties, or those people who turn their cars into reindeers. We could still deck the halls without the visit to an overcrowded mall. But we couldn’t really celebrate the holidays without great food, an outstanding beer, and the people we love. Here are a few holiday favorites to share with the ones you love enough to cook for, boozed up for your holiday enjoyment.
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".