Somewhere in Geralynn’s kitchen, there’s a root veggie waiting for its closeup. Home Plates reader Geralynn says her roasted vegetables don’t live up to the tempting photos of roasted vegetables she sees. And it’s not just about making a pretty, Pinterest-perfect dish; her limp, soggy vegetables aren’t appetizing. You shared advice and recipes that should have Geralynn’s Brussels sprouts, turnips and carrots ready to take their own selfies.
At a grand 100 years old, Angie Call still cooks and bakes for her family, says her niece, Joanne Hughes. So when Call lost a favorite raisin cookie recipe, Hughes put out a call for the how-tos for a cookie that’s more sugar-cookie-with-raisins than the traditional chewy raisin cookies many of us bake these days. Fortunately, Lynda Meyer knows just the cookie. “I sent you this recipe long ago, in answer to another reader’s request,” the Mountain View resident says.
Every Christmas, cookie-baking goes something like this at my house: I pull out my collection of cookie cookbooks and spent a pleasant hour or two. I sip tea and thumb through pages, pausing over sophisticated, attractive cookies sure to win me the admiration of cookie recipients. And I pretty much bake the same cookies every year: Chocolate crinkles, sugar cut-outs, snowballs and gingerbread people. Occasionally, thumbprint cookies make an appearance.
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".