On my first visit to the Adolphus Hotel’s remodeled French Room, I was very curious to see the consommé, which arrived in an elegant, double-handled, gold-rimmed bowl. The clarified broth was full and rich and beautiful, yet somehow ephemeral, as if you had skimmed sunshine and ended up with this elixir. In the liquid floated six tiny ravioli with fillings of spinach, the essence of viridescence; foie gras, urgent and intense; and mushroom. I wanted the flavors to go on forever.
Welcome to this week’s edition of French Fry-Day, the unplugged version. I tossed out all my sneaky, semi-scientific methods and entered the kitchen of The Grape for a first-hand lesson on fry making. Chef-owner Brian Luscher took time out of his busy day to talk and make fries. Luscher knows a lot about potatoes.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently released their top 100 wines of the year, and number one isn’t a classic Bordeaux, austere Riesling, or an up-and-coming Tannat. Nope, the number one wine is a California Chardonnay, one of the most consistent, palate-pleasing varieties. Toasting this success, here are a few Chardonnay wines to consider. (Some were sent for editorial consideration.)
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".