A croque madame is a very special kind of sandwich. A sandwich to take time over. A sandwich to share. They don’t make them like this anymore. There are so many delicious layers to a croque madame. One of these layers might be enough for an everyday sandwich, but this feast just keeps on adding. It starts with a ham and cheese sandwich – layers of baked French ham, nutty Gruyère cheese and a little Dijon mustard, all extremely tasty.
Nothing lights up the eyes faster than the prospect of a freshly made chocolate eclair. Crisp, light and delicate, dipped in the most bitter chocolate and filled with good cream, chocolate eclairs are simply peerless. That is, until you consider the other eclairs – iced and filled with praline cream, delicate caramel or coffee – that grace the vitrines of any fine French patisserie.
We have a terrible track record in the UK when it comes to devising any kind of ‘curried’ or spiced sandwiches. I am thinking of sweaty pre-packed Coronation chicken (with raisins, ew) or pappy chicken tikka ‘fillet pieces’ that squeak against your teeth. These vaguely Indian-influenced sandwiches seem even more tragic when compared to the vada pav, for example (spiced fried potato balls in a bun with both sweet and hot chutneys), or the kati roll (varying curries wrapped in a flaky paratha).
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".