Why do we love black pudding so much? Even people who shudder at the idea of kidneys or liver will happily tuck into a slice of rich, savoury black pudding, hot and crisp after a good frying in bacon fat, in a full English breakfast. Or nuggets of savoury black pudding alongside sweet, tender white scallops: yin and yang on a plate. And now a black pudding has won the ultimate accolade.
Wild food is the true taste of the place. Gathering it yourself, discovering where it grows, snapping the stem, nibbling the leaf or berry – holiday experiences don’t get more intense than that. No wonder foraging is the standout memory of my holidays, starting with childhood summers in Scotland wobbling past hedgerows on my rented bike (I never was much of a cyclist), stopping to fill the pink plastic basket with sweet, wild raspberries.
Whisky is a drink that inspires reverence. Highland or Speyside, ice or no ice, a splash of water, soda even – it’s the stuff of serious debate. So the idea of using it in cooking is, to many, nothing short of sacrilege. But Rachel McCormack thinks this ought to change. Her new book Chasing the Dram, the story of her travels through Scotland trying to discover the essence of scotch, is laced with pithy Scots humour, history, anecdotes – and recipes. Not just for standards like cranachan, either.
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".