WRITE ABOUT FOOD for long enough, and eventually you’ll find yourself presiding in your pajamas over a pit 3 feet deep, shoveling hot coals over a 16-pound turkey. Such is the power of Thanksgiving. Indeed, for a holiday dedicated to All-American traditions, our national feast has a funny way of making ambitious cooks itchy to experiment. A plain, honest bird at the center of the holiday table—no elaborate trussing, no scientifically calibrated brine, no exotic stuffing?
Among wine drinkers, ceremoniously popping a magnum has long been a symbol of bounty, bonhomie and a certain kind of in-the-know swagger. But as more and more premium wines have been converting to bulk formats like kegs and bag-in-box (BiB), the question looms: How soon until discerning hosts start trading big glass flagons for plastic â€œbagnumsâ€?? Go ahead and snicker.
BECOMING A PARENT means letting go of lots of little luxuries—sleeping late, cussing with abandon, eating food from your own plate—but in my early days as a mom, what I mourned the most was the luxury of exercising good taste. I’d spent my child-free twenties and thirties trolling auctions and flea markets, proudly assembling a trousseau of ironstone platters, mod art pottery and handblown cocktail coupes. Then my sweet, squalling little boy arrived. Keeping him happy and healthy I could handle.
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".