House pickling has hit its stride in Canadian restaurants. “Everything is better with pickles,” says Derek Dammann, executive chef of Montreal’s Maison Publque and co-author of True North: Canadian Cooking from Coast to Coast. “My mom was big on canning, so we always had a variety to choose from, and there were always jars of pickles on the table to go with every meal,” says Dammann, who grew up in Campbell River.
As we approach the end of summer, fresh sweet corn is a culinary consolation. Today’s hybrid corn is much sweeter than the starchier, deeply corn-flavoured kind of my childhood. You can find that old-fashioned taste in organic sweet corn, which is worth seeking out at farmers markets, but any type of fresh corn will shine in today’s array of recipes. Foolproof Corn on the CobCook’s Illustrated magazine shares this clever method in its September issue.
I first tasted heirloom tomatoes in the mid-1990s. They came from the limestone-laced soils at Stoney Paradise, an organic Kelowna farm owned by the legendary Milan Djordjevich. (These days you can find Djordjevich, a.k.a. The Tomato Man, at the western entrance of the Saturday Trout Lake farmer’s market and at the Kitsilano farmer’s market in September.) I had stopped buying bland supermarket tomatoes, and Djordjevich’s luscious, vine-ripened beauties were a revelation. Now I know why.
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".