As someone who really enjoys cooking, has to do it weekly for my job, and values the nutrition and wholesomeness of a from-scratch meal, I don’t often turn to takeout when life gets hectic. Sure, there is the occasional Chick-fil-A, but for me lately the quickest path to a good meal during stressful times is the meal kit delivery service.
Is ricotta cheese the most versatile cheese? Goat may be its fiercest competitor, both able to be worked into dishes sweet and savory, used as a topping or a creamy casserole booster, delicious eaten off the back of a spoon. I feel like I see ricotta everywhere these days. It may be one of those Baader-Meinhof things, where you notice something new and then start seeing it over and over.
It is one of my favorite nights of the year: the Oscars. And even when the viewing party consists of just myself in leggings on the couch, I still like to put together some sort of festive food spread. The goal here is finger foods that you can nosh aimlessly while you count down the seconds until host Jimmy Kimmel speculates about Oprah’s presidential run. We’re also looking for items that can sit out for three hours and be no worse for it. And of course, a cocktail to get things going.
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".