Along with the oyster kind, rice dressing could be considered the most Louisiana of the many regionally flavored Thanksgiving dressings that dot America's culinary landscape. This year, chef Isaac Toups helps all of us unlock its deeply savory secrets in time for the holiday. So is rice dressing the same thing as dirty rice?
After I did a blog post on nola.com, an Exchange Alley item last week and today's "In Judy's Kitchen" video about the usefulness of Mardi Gras throw cups, I got to meet the man who invented them. For years, Corrado Giacona II has heard about what people do with his plastic cups. "The one that got the most laughs in the printing department was for a mortuary on Bayou Lafourche, and the artwork on it showed horses drinking out of the bayou. They were pulling an old-fashioned hearse.
It's time to talk about roux. This is hard for me. Unlike many people in South Louisiana, I didn't grow up making roux. I am turning to you all, the real experts, once again, for schooling on this basic building block of the local cuisine. In my house, my husband is the maker of roux. He follows the Paul Prudhomme method: Turn the heat up high and stir like crazy. This way, it doesn't take all day.
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".